Plant species
Botanical NameMyristica fragrans HOUTT.
Family MYRISTICACEAE
Used InAyurveda, Folk, Homeopathy, Tibetian, Unani, Sidha and Modern

Distribution
It is endemic to the Western Ghats of Karnataka and Kerala. This species is a native of Eastern Moluccas, now cultivated in many tropical countries of both hemispheres. In India, it is cultivated in Assam, West Bengal and in South India.
DIGITAL HERBARIUM
Myristica fragrans
Language
(No. of Names)
Vernacular Name
Arabic (9)bisbasa, fouzbuva (nut), jaephal, jawitri, jouz bova, jouz-ul-teeb, joz-ul-taib, jozboya, kaefal
English (2)mace, nutmeg
Hindi (6)jaepatri, jaiphal, jay ka pet, jayphal, pathiri, rampatri
Kannada (15)jaai kaayi, jaapathre, jaapatre, jaatheehannu, jaayi kaayi, jajee kaayi, jaji, jajikai, jajikayi, jajipatre, jajipatri, jakayi, jati, kanage, pathre
Malayalam (8)jati, jatika, jatikka, jatikkamaram, jatikosam, jatipatri, jatiphalam, surabhi
Marathi (6)jaay phal, javantri, jayiphal, jaypatri, jayphal, manpatri
Persian (4)bizbaza, fouzboyah (nut), jouz bova, jozboya
Sanskrit (33)asana, aunda, bandhukapushpa, ghatastha, jaiphala, jaji-phalam, jajipatri, jati, jati-phalam, jatidala, jatikapongara, jatikosa, jatikosha, jatipatra, jatipatri, jatipatrika, jatiphala, jatiphalah, jatiphalam, jatisasya, jatishasga, kosha, koshaka, madasaunda, majjasara, malathi-phalam, malatiphala, patri, phala, puta, rajabhogya, shaluka, sumanaphala
Tamil (152)adipalam, ainnilam, alankaram1, astam, atimalam, atipalam, atiparakkay, atiparam, atirotayam, attakkay, attam@, attigam, attikakkay, attikam, cadikkay, cadippaddiri, cakularppam, cakularppamaram, cakulatakam, cakulatakamaram, calukam#, calukam1, calukamaram, caluram, camuttirakantakakkay, camuttirakantakam, camuttirantam1, catakam1, catakaram, catakaramaram, catalam@, cati1, caticam, catikamaram, catikkai, catikkay, catikkaymaram, catikocakkay, catikocam, catimaram, catipalai, catipalaimaram, catipalakkay, catipalam, catipattiri, catippattiri, cavuntakam1, cavuntam1, cholai vengai, cilakam, cilikkayam, cimaikkalli, cimaikkallimaram, cinatakku, cinecam#, cinecam@, cinecatarikkay, cinecataru, cinekam#, cinekam@, cinekapotai, cinekapotaikkay, cinekataru, cinokaram, cirukaritakkay, cirukaritam#, cirukaritam@, cirukay, citam, citam2@, civacci, civacikitam, civakam1@, civakarakkay, civaram, civika, civikakkay, collacitam, cukatipalam, curapi2, cutevanakitam, ilakiri, ilavam1, iratcani, jaathikkai, jadikkay, jathikai, jathikkai, jati, jatikkai, jatikkay, jatimaram, kalli4, kapparruraicci, katjathika, kattuchadi, katunkay, katunkayalakari, kay1, kirakkanipittan, kiriccaritakkay, kiriccaritam#, kiriccaritam@, kiriccarittam, kiriccirittam, kocakkay, kocam1, kocapalam1, komalam, kosam, kuccatti, kulakkay, kulipputaram, kulipputaramaram, kupanikamaram, malatipalam, maltipalam, matacavuntam, mattam@, minai, minaimaram, nattuccatikkay, palam@, pallalaki1, palluracci, pavalakkuntu, payccukanti, payccuntimaram, periyagattuchadi, putikam 1, putikkay, saadippaththiri, saathikkai, sadi, sadikkay, salugam, samuttirandam, sidam, sinevam, sirugaridam, sivigaram, tevatavi, tevatavikkay, tirukam, turvam, turvamaram, tuvikattumakam, tuvitattumakam, vacivaci, vacuvaci 1, vacuvacimaram, varutiyorakkuticci
Telugu (17)dzajikaya, jaaikaaya, jaaji, jaatheephalamu, jaathipathri, jaati, jaji, jajikaya, jajipattiri, jajipattri, jathikaya, jati, jatipatri jatiphalamu, jatiphalamu, lavanga, lavangam, lavangamu
Tibetan (4)dza ta pha la, dza ti, dza ti pa tra, dza ti pha la (d)
Urdu (8)bisbasa (javetri), jaipahal, jaiphal, jauzbua, jauzbuwa, javatri, javitri, jozbua

Parts Used
(No. of  Names)
Trade Name
Not recorded (22) jaathikka, jaathipathrika, jaiphal, jaiphal (s), jaiphal desi (average), jaiphal desi (saf), jaiphal no.1, jaiphal purabi, jaiphal singapuri, jaiphal special, jatipatri, javaatri, javantri/jitiphalam, javatri, javatri colombo (saf lal), javatri sigapuri (pili) (average), javatri sigapuri (saf), javitri, jaypathri, jayphal, jayphal magaz, jayphal throfa
FRUIT (2) jai kayi, jathikai
LEAVES (1) jai patra
POWDER (1) jaiphal
ARIL (3) jathipatri, javitri, jaypathri
FRUITS (2) jayphal magaz, nutmeg

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