Huffpost Food

Nutmeg High: Poison Centers See Uptick In Abuse Of Spice

Posted: Updated:

A sprinkle of nutmeg in eggnog or a pinch in apple pie can add the perfect punch to a holiday dessert. But winter's favorite spice has also made headlines as an unconventional way of getting high -- it's called a nutmeg high.

Nutmeg contains myristicin, a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if ingested in large doses. The buzz can last one to two days and can be hallucinogenic, much like LSD.

Read the whole story at ABC News

Around the Web

The Nutmeg Trip

Nutmeg high | Hallucinagenic spice produces legendary hangover

7 Common Foods That Can Actually Get You High |

Raiding kitchen cabinets for a nutmeg high | | St. Louis ...

From Our Partners