Emirates 24-7 on the delights of nutmeg overdose and a recent edict on the substance:
Taken in high doses, nutmeg can be quite intoxicating. It causes symptoms such as stupor, drowsiness, delirium and sleep.
So similar to a viewing of Eat, Pray, Love?
Other symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, and thirst. Agitation, apprehension, and a sense of impending doom may last about 12 hours, with a sense of unreality persisting for several days.
This pretty accurately describes the sensations I experienced at various points while watching the recent Ashes series.
Its effects are like those of hashish. If it is consumed in large quantities, a person will get ringing in his ears, severe constipation, difficulty urinating, anxiety, stress, suppression of the central nervous system and possibly death.
It’s really quite incredible what some people prefer to normality. I’m glad they haven’t followed Saudi’s example and banned it completely. From what cracked say about it, it sounds as if it is likely to turn any experimental teenager off drugs for life:
Nutmeg, that piquant brown spice you sprinkle on egg nog, is chock full o’ the organic compound myristicin. Eating four to eight teaspoons of ground nutmeg causes mild hallucinations, warmth in the limbs …
… dizziness, nausea, cottonmouth, paranoia, difficulty urinating and, the coup de grace, a hangover that feels like God taking a dump on your soul.
Some users compare the nutmeg “high” to a hellish case of the flu. To make things worse, nutmeg consumption is easily the most inconvenient way to get high–its effects kick in five to six hours after ingestion. That’s like having to drink a six-pack at lunch in anticipation of happy hour.