Health Benefits of

mace

 Mace is derived from the seed coat of nutmeg, also known as Myristica fragrans. Myristicin is a narcotic ingredient common to both mace and nutmeg. [1] Similar to nutmeg, mace also has numerous health benefits, however, topical uses of mace are limited.

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Mace for Bacterial Infections

Myristica fragrans have bactericidal activity against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Crude extract of mace exhibited antibacterial activity in periodontal infections. However, the most potent constituent of Myristica fragrans active against bacteria is malabaricone C, which has relatively higher concentrations in the seed. [2]