Jathikai Powder(Myristica fragrans)-200gm


Jathikai Powder/Nutmeg Powder :

Popularly known as Nutmeg in English, this is referred to as Jathikai in Tamil and jaiphal in Hindi. Nutmeg is actually the seed of a tree belonging to the genus Myristica. It is widely used for cooking purpose because of its aroma and taste. The vitamins and nutrients in nutmeg/Jathikai enhance the functioning of the body to maintain optimum health. Nutmeg powder is also used for various health problems.


Health Benefits of Jathikai Powder:

  • Jathikai promotes good sleep for both infants and adults.
  • Jathikai is also very useful for treating respiratory problems like cold, cough etc.,
  • It is also an excellent soothing remedy for women’s menstrual cramps problem.
  • It is used in curries as a spice for its aroma and it promotes digestion.
  • Nutmeg powder is used externally for blood circulation.
  • It has an antiseptic property and will relive you from bad breath and makes your teeth, gums strong.
  • Nausea or vomiting can be cured by tasting nutmeg powder mixed with raw honey.



Botanical Name: Myristica fragrance

Family: Myristicaceae (Nutmeg family)

Common Name: Nutmeg

Tamil: Jathikai

Hindi: jati-phal, jayaphal 

Telugu: jajikaya

Malayalam: jathi, jathikka 

Plant Description:

Nutmeg is a tropical evergreen tree that reaches about 65 feet tall. It native to Indonesia and cultivated widely in India for its fruit. The bark is greyish black. The leaves are elliptic or oblong-lanceolate and leathery. The flowers, borne in umbel-like cymes, are creamy yellow and fragrant. The nutmeg fruit is similar in appearance to an apricot. When fully mature it splits in two, exposing a crimson-colored edible pulp surrounding a single seed, the nutmeg. Dried nutmegs are grayish-brown ovals with furrowed surfaces about 1-1.5 inches long.


This spice consisting of the seed has a characteristic, pleasant fragrance and slightly warm taste; it is used to flavor many kinds of baked goods, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and such beverages as eggnog.

  • It is a very good for digestive.
  • It prevents accumulation of gas in the abdomen.
  • It reduces flatulence.
  • It strengthens teeth and gums.
  • It reduces pain in joints and muscles.
  • It stimulates brain and nervous tissue.
Additional information
Weight 200 g