Contractions. - Nux-m. Nx-m.
Myristica officinalis. Nat. ord., Myeisticaceae.
Synonyms. - Nux Moschata, Nux Myristica.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 43.
Nutmeg. For. names: German, Mushatnuss; French, Le Muscadier; Italian, Noce Moscada; Spanish, Nuz Moscada.
Habitat. - Molucca Islands. Cultivated in the Banda Islands of the Malayan Archipelago.
Part employed. - The kernel, or common nutmeg.
Characters. - Oval or nearly round, about 1 inch in length, marked externally with reticulated furrows, internally greyish-red with dark brownish veins. It has a strong peculiar odour, and a bitter aromatic taste.
Preparation. - Tincture, using rectified spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Heraclides, Helb. i.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.