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.