Mace - Myristica fragrans
Mace - Myristica fragrans
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Mace - Myristica fragrans

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The name of this plant was derived from a medieval word for ‘nut’, meaning ‘suitable for an ointment’. It has been used for some time as a condiment, and is regarded medicinally as being similar to Nutmeg. As a stimulant, Mace can increase energy, but may cause over-excitement in excess. It has been used to support digestion in stomach weakness, but should be employed sparingly so as to not aggravate the digestion. Mace also increases circulation and animal heat, making it useful for those suffering from a heat-deficit constitution. Mace has also been employed for fevers, specifically pestilential and putrid fevers. Enjoy using this unique plant!