Nutmeg and mace are both plant-based products. Myristica fragrans produces nutmeg, which is the shelled dried seed, and mace, which is the dried net-like covering of the seed. It is widely used in pharmaceutical as well as Ayurvedic medicine industry, given to its effectiveness in providing relief from intestinal gas, nausea and vomiting. It is also proven fact that its application to the skin can relieve pain, especially pain in the joints. Spice and flavoring are two purposes of mace in foods.