Ethnobotany of nutmeg in the Spice Islands.

  title={Ethnobotany of nutmeg in the Spice Islands.},
  author={Carolien van Gils and Paul Cox},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={42 2},
Nutmeg, endemic to the Maluku Province of Indonesia (formerly known as the Spice Islands), has long been of importance both as a spice and as a commodity that was once of geopolitical significance. Although its botany, cultivation, and history have been studied, ethnobotanical studies of nutmeg in its place of origin are noticeably lacking. The ethnobotany of nutmeg, Myristica fragrans Houtt. (Myristicaceae), was studied in the Indonesian provinces of Maluku and Central and East Java… CONTINUE READING