In addition to being beautiful, nutmeg also contains a hallucinogenic chemical, myristicin. It causes visual distortions and paranoia, but also nausea, memory disturbances and tachycardia. It can be extremely dangerous when ingested in these large amounts and requires medical treatment. The amounts used in cooking, however, are perfectly safe.

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