Myristica malabarica is a species of plant in the Myristicaceae family. It is endemic to India. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is counted in the list of vulnerable species. It is up to 25 m long and its bark is greenish black, smooth and sometimes reddish.
Names in local language: Kattujathi (literally wild nutmeg), Kattujathikka, Kottappannu, Panampalka, Pathiripoovu, Ponnampannu, Ponnampayin, and Ponnampu in Malayalam; Kanage, and Doddajajikai in Kannada; Rampatri in Hindi.
It is used in Ayurvedic medicine. And has been shown to have anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. Myristica magnifica and M. malabarica are endangered trees that are native to Western Ghats. The swamp lands and lowlands where they normally grow have been drained for agricultural use.
- CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India 1998. Myristica malabarica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 August 2007.
- http://www.biotik.org/india/species/m/myrimala/myrimala_en.html for more information
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