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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
Yes: There are some alkaloids in nutmeg that make you goofy in huge doses. Is that really what you want? ...Read more
My friend ate a huge amount of nutmeg to get high. I think about 3 bottles each 8 oz, he weighs 225. I heard you can od on to much. Will he be okay?
Could be a toxic amt: He should get to an er. That much could be toxic. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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