HEALTH

NUTMEG (negative effects)

Written by Aniekpeno Nsibiet

NUTMEG

 

Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica.

 

Myristica fragrans is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit:

 

nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering. It is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter.

 

Nutmeg is sprinkled on practically everything between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

It gives a slightly sweet taste to pies, coffee and hot spiced cider.

 

It is even useful to ease muscle and tooth pain.

 

If you eat too much, you can develop hallucinations or Nutmeg Psychosis,

 

where the user feels agitated and experiences a sense of doom.

 

It takes two to three teaspoons of nutmeg, so overdosing accidentally is rare. Nutmeg can be abused, so keep an eye on your spice rack.

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