Facts about nutmeg
Nutmeg is a spice that is used very commonly in cooking and preparing a variety of different foods.
Nutmeg and its sister spice mace are usually obtained from the evergreen tree called Myristica fragrans and are native to Indonesia.
It is used a lot in preparing food and it is usually used in sweet dishes. However, there are various properties of nutmeg that not many people know about. They also have an element of psycho-activity and toxicity as well.
Nutmeg contains myristicin, which is a psychoactive compound that belongs to the deliriant family of drugs, which is a very powerful narcotic compound that can lead to hallucinations if it is consumed in an excessive amount.
It can also produce a high that is similar to that of marijuana.
Of course, when a person uses small amounts, like when it is sprinkled on some eggnog, there will not be any hallucinations resulting if consumed.
In order for the drug-like effect to take hold, a person must consume several grams of nutmeg and the effect takes several hours to peak.
It usually takes about six hours to kick in, and a person can experience a range of highs, from a light one, to one with extreme audio and visual hallucinations.
There are many known side effects of nutmeg, especially if the drug is consumed in an excessive amount.
Some of the main and most common ones include hallucinations, mentioned previously, convulsions, palpitations, dizzy spells, vomiting, nausea, dehydration leading to dry mouth, pain, skin irritation, fever, insomnia, constipation, abdominal spasms, and diarrhea.
Recreational drug use
It is not a very popular recreation drug for many people, this is probably because the taste is so strong and the fact that the side effects of consuming nutmeg can be very numerous.
It tastes great in food, but when consumed on its own, nutmeg is very bitter, which makes consuming several grams of it to get high a very problematic issue.
The strong taste alone can sometimes induce nausea and vomiting.
The nutmeg high does not last very long either. Often prison inmates will use nutmeg as a drug, because it is affordable and readily available in the kitchen. This comes much easier to them than obtaining illegal drugs while locked up.
The effects of nutmeg as a drug also vary from person to person. Also, if used regularly, like any other drug, nutmeg can be very damaging to a person’s health.
In conclusion, nutmeg is best left to be used as a spice, because it does wonders in the kitchen.