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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Nutmeg

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Can tripping out on nutmeg be dangerous for type 1 diabetics?

Can tripping out on nutmeg be dangerous for type 1 diabetics?

Not a good idea: Anything that alters mental functioning can be dangerous for type 1 diabetics, as it may interfere with their ability to check their blood glucose levels, take their medication, and remember to do these things at the proper time. It may interfere with recognizing the symptoms of low blood sugar, which can be devastating especially in type 1 diabetics. ...Read more

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Could nutmeg, when "parachuted" get you a physical high?

Yes: There are some alkaloids in nutmeg that make you goofy in huge doses. Is that really what you want? ...Read more

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What are the hallucinogens contained in nutmeg?

What are the hallucinogens contained in nutmeg?

Myristicin: Nutmeg is from a plant species called myrista, of which there are many kinds. It contains hundreds of chemicals, and nobody is absolutely sure which ones in which combination causes the hallucinogenic properties, but myristicin is the leading contender. It can cause atropine-like effects similar to aminita mushrooms and belladonna, with hallucinations, seizures and cardiac problems in high doses. ...Read more

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Can my son eat nutmeg if he is allergic to nuts?

Can my son eat nutmeg if he is allergic to nuts?

Probably: Nutmeg is not considered a tree nut and does not cross react in people with tree nut allergy. ...Read more

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Why is raw nutmeg more like THC and nutmeg tea more like mdma?

Why is raw nutmeg more like THC and nutmeg tea more like mdma?

Active component: I happen to have a rare mature nutmeg tree and have felt curious about this product. It was a coveted spice in the past, and widely used as such. However, toxic or psychedelic effects, raw or in tea are related to its active component, a hallucinogenic substance called Myristicine. I appears that the answer to your question is that that is dose related. By and large tea must be less concentrated. ...Read more

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Do you know which would be a better sweetening replacement for sugar - cinnamon or nutmeg?

Do you know which would be a better sweetening replacement for sugar - cinnamon or nutmeg?

Neither: Cinnamon and nutmeg are not sweet enough to replace sugar - that's why sugar is added to them in baking recipes. If you are looking for a natural sweetener to replace sugar, try stevia or monk fruit. ...Read more

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Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescription cream. You'd want to apply it twice daily for at least 2 weeks and be sure to keep the skin clean and dry. I would only try this on the body or feet for a few weeks, not the scalp; if not better, you should see your doctor. ...Read more