Agent Name

Mace oil

CAS Number

8007-12-3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Fats, nutmeg butter; Mace; Mace (Myristica fragrans Houtt.); Mace oil (Myristica fragrans Houtt.); Mace oleoresin/extract (Myristica fragrans Houtt.); Macis oil; Nutmeg butter; Nutmeg butter fat; Nutmeg fat; Nutmeg oil, expressed; Nutmeg oil, fixed; Oil of mace; Oil of nutmeg; Oil of nutmeg, expressed; Oils, mace; Oils, myristica fragrans; Nutmeg oleoresin; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Orange-red to reddish-brown solid with an odor of nutmeg; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Found in the seed cover of nutmeg; Used for flavoring; [HSDB] Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragrans; Mace is the seed coat; The active ingredient is the volatile oil, Myristicin, found in both seed and coat; [Leikin, p. 952]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Plants- nutmeg"; [HSDB] See "Myristicin."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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