Javitri (Mace)


Javitri Scientific Name

Myristica dactyloides

Javitri Other Names

English: Mace Spice
French: Fleur de muscade, Macis
German: Muskatblüte, Macis
Hindi: Javitri
Sanskrit: Jatisasya

What is Javitri?

Javitri also known as Mace is an evergreen tree native to Indonesia and is also widely grown in regions of India, China etc. It is the crimson red petal-like structure that grows on top of the Nutmeg seed. It is sun-dried and used in cooking. It is also known to be a rich commercial source of nutmeg butter, essential oil. Also, gives a bright orange and saffron color to the desserts and is used as a flavoring agent in dishes.
Javitri has common beneficial properties like Nutmeg. In Ayurveda, it is mainly used to boost immunity. It is a mood-enhancer and effective aphrodisiac that improves vigor. It acts as an appetizer and improves digestion and absorption of nutrients. Decoctions and formulations made from Javitri are used as cardiac tonic to promote healthy heart function. It is a natural detoxifier that makes skin heathy and shiny. Javitri also exhibits certain anti-bacterial properties that help in preventing and treating intestinal worms and other intestinal infections.

Common forms of Javitri

Whole, Powder

Javitri is commonly used for:

  • Balancing the blood sugar levels
  • Treating urinary tract infections
  • Clearing throat and reducing sputum
  • Relieving headache and joint pains.
  • Reliving depression.
  • Detoxifying kidneys and liver.
  • Promoting healthy appetite
  • Treating insomnia

Javitri Dosage

Powder: 250mg to 1gram, which is usually present in food amounts

Javitri Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Psychoactive effects can be seen if used in large quantities
Not so common side-effects: Not Known.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Not Known.
Children: Not Known.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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