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Doctor insights on: Spice Nutmeg

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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 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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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 it unhealthy for me to get high on nutmeg as a method of coping with my mental illnesses? (i can't afford any type of hospital treatment)

Is it unhealthy for me to get high on nutmeg as a method of coping with my mental illnesses?        (i can't afford any type of hospital treatment)

Take care: High doses of herbs can have issues sometimes like blood thinning. You may want to see your doc. There are meds available generic as well as many meds are available free though patient assistant programs ...Read more

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