Facts About the Nutmeg High

Introduction:Teens and Tweens only need to go as far as the kitchen cabinet to get a nutmeg high. Nutmeg intoxication has been popular throughout the centuries and your kid may know more than you about the facts of the nutmeg high.

  • 01

    Historical Uses of Nutmeg

    The nutmeg high is comparable to the marijuana high, except it takes about 4 - 5 hours to feel its hallucinogenic effects.

    People in India and Indonesia have included nutmeg in snuff for centuries.

    Prisoners commonly take nutmeg as an alternative hallucinogenic.

    Nutmeg is banned in Saudi Arabia due to its hallucinogenic effects.

  • 02

    Effects of Nutmeg Intoxication

    How does it feel? A "good" nutmeg high will cause mild hallucinations and a marijuana-like intoxication.

    Nutmeg spice contains myristicin, a poisonous narcotic, which will cause hallucinations, if taken in large quantities. Other chemicals and alcohol contained in nutmeg may contribute to nutmeg intoxication.

    Unpleasant side effects of large amounts of nutmeg include: anxiety, flushing, rapid heartbeat, G.I. symptoms, vomiting and even death.

  • 03

    How Much Nutmeg to Get High?

    There is no danger of a nutmeg high when used in small quantities. But, one tablespoon of nutmeg may cause hallucinations.

    When tweens and teens experiment with this dangerous way to get high, the effects aren't noticed for 4-5 hours. However, they appear to be long-acting as it can take up to two days before the chemicals in nutmeg are released from their bodies.

  • 04

    What Should a Concerned Parent Do?

    You may want to physically remove your nutmeg spice from its' usual location and hide it. This action alone is not enough to stop kids from experimenting with nutmeg, because it is cheap and available at the corner grocery.

    Alert your tween or teen to the dangerous effects of using large quantities of nutmeg. Hammer it home at all nutmeg highs aren't enjoyable and in worst cases may lead to death.

    As a final resort try the ages-old parental defense against peer pressure: "If Johnny jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?"

  • 05

    Good Stuff About Nutmeg

    When used as intended, nutmeg is a tasty flavoring spice commonly added to pies, puddings and sprinkled on holiday egg nog. It may be added to egg dishes and veggies to enhance their flavor.

    In small quantities, nutmeg has beneficial medicinal uses such as: reduces flatulence and diarrhea, cures mouth sores and is an aid for insomnia.


Comments

  • revelator 2/8/2012 Flag This Comment

    really it has alot of scare proganda going with it. its a 5hta2 agonist if im correct. noy a anticholegnic drug. LARGE doses can be harmful but its alot of hype. read up on fatalities from alcohol. now thats a posion and a half.

  • Thorgrym 3/8/2011 Flag This Comment

    I have never heard of the nutmeg high. Very informative!

  • penelope7 2/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    I never knew this. I learned something even more. I love to use nutmeg but a little goes a long way to me. H5

  • hummingbirdee 2/26/2011 Flag This Comment

    This is a goofy and dangerous thing to get involved in. I have written an article on this and a list my five (the top five nutmeg high temptations). Excellent list.

  • goodselfme 2/26/2011 Flag This Comment

    I guess anything out of the ordinary is what some kids are looking for and find it now in nutmeg. Thank you for this wake up for parents to be watching for in their children. Well done post.

  • MirandaGrimm 2/25/2011 Flag This Comment

    Whoa this is news to me! I am thankful you shared! My girls are still young and innocent but they are growing fast. Knowledge is power!

  • litetender 2/25/2011 Flag This Comment

    Interesting ... I had no idea!

  • clewand550 2/25/2011 Flag This Comment

    This is so scary. It seems like kids know just where to go to get whatever they need to get high these days. Everything that we would never have thought of. Thanks for bringing this up for us parents to keep an eye out for.

  • snowfence 2/25/2011 Flag This Comment

    WOW! Who would have thought that nutmeg could do any harm... H5!

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