Myristica Gronov.

  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • funded by Rob Gordon: Myristica, Mace, U.S.A., F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Myristica, Mace, U.S.A., F
Current Determination: Myristica Gronov.
Family: Myristicaceae
Coordinates: 41.85 -87.6501

Description: Mace has been used as a flavoring and folk medicine for a range of ills, such as diarrhea, insomnia, and rheumatism. Studies show anticancer, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and larvicidal properties
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
EMu IRN: 53320
OccurenceID: e25563d5-d228-4be7-9a06-c53d67fd206c

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