Trimyristin is a saturated fat found in nutmeg that contributes to the sedative effects of whole nutmeg.[1] Trimyristin was also shown to have anxiogenic (anxiety inducing) effects in mice.[2] In nutmeg, it occurs in quantities far greater than that of elemicin or myristicin.

Trimyristin is not found in the essential oil of nutmeg but is present in nutmeg butter in large quantities.

1. The pharmacological effects of the ligroin extract of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans).
Sherry CJ, Ray LE, Herron RE. PubMed PMID 7202086
2. Anxiogenic activity of Myristica fragrans seeds.
Sonavane GS, Sarveiya VP, Kasture VS, Kasture SB. PubMed PMID 11812528
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