The nutmeg tree is scientifically known as Myristica fragrans and the spice is the seed derived from it. It is an evergreen tree and a native to the spice islands. Currently it us seen to grow in regions around the Carribean Basin. It is used widely in the culinary world to make several sweet and spicy dishes like cookies, cakes, custards etc. Medicinally nutmeg helps in to relieve digestion related issues, nausea etc.