The kernel of the seed of Myristica fragrans deprived of its hard coat or shell. Malayan

Archipelago.

Characters. - Oval or nearly round, about an inch in length, marked externally with reticulated furrows, internally greyish-red with dark brownish reins. It has a strong peculiar odour, and a bitter aromatic taste. Nutmeg resembles areca nut, especially in its internal structure, but the latter is devoid of the strong odour.

Composition. - Fixed oil (oil of mace) and volatile oil, the latter imparting the aromatic smell and taste.

Dose. - Of powdered nutmeg, 5-15 gr.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Oleum Myristicae...........................................................................

1-5 min.

,, ,, Expressum.....................................................

1-5 min.

Pulvis Catechu Compositus..............................................................

20-40 gr.

Pulvis Cretae Aromaticus...................................................................

10-60 gr.

Spiritus Armoraciae Compositus........................................................

1-2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Lavendulae Composita........................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

Tinctura Lavandulae Composita........................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Pulvis Aromaticus.............................................................................

10-30 gr.