Biological effects of Myristica fragrans (nutmeg) extract

Phytother Res. 1999 Jun;13(4):344-5. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1573(199906)13:4<344::AID-PTR436>3.0.CO;2-E.

Abstract

The chloroform extract of nutmeg has been evaluated for antiinflammatory, analgesic and antithrombotic activities in rodents. The extract inhibited the carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema, produced a reduction in writhings induced by acetic acid in mice and offered protection against thrombosis induced by ADP/adrenaline mixture in mice.

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / pharmacology*
  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / pharmacology*
  • Antithrombins / pharmacology*
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar

Substances

  • Analgesics
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Antithrombins
  • Plant Extracts