Scientific Name Myristica fragrans Houtt. Family Myristicaceae Used Part Seeds Distribution Area Cultivated in Karnataka, the Andamans & Nicobar Islands. Family Myristicaceae Used Part Aril ( Mace) Common Uses . Please see India and Srilanka The nutmeg and mace are bitter, acrid, astringent, sweet, thermogenic,aromatic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflamatory, anodyne, anthelmintic, deodorant, digestive, carminative, stomachiac, expectorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, antispasmodic,febrigue, narcotic, stimulant, useful in vitiated conditions of kapha and vata, inflamations, cepahlagia, helminthiasis, hailtosis, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, cough, dysmenorrhoea,ulcers,hepathopathy, splenopathy, ophthalmopathy,impotency, skin diseases, insomnia, hyperdipsia, cardiac disorders, fever and general debility. Similar crude drugs 1. M. argentea Warb. 2. M.,malabarica Lam.