ARP 358 - Be Careful Using Nutmeg

Nutmeg has been around for centuries being used for good and for evil. The evil part comes in when traders who couldn't get their hands on the actual spice would make wooden balls out of anything and sell it . 

The TLDR is that you have to be careful with nutmeg. You can have it in small amounts. And I do mean small. A pinch, a dash or maybe just a quarter of a teaspoon. 

Anyway flimflam goes way back. And it does move forward. 

My email got flooded with news about nutmeg for anxiety symptoms and treatment. The truth is out there but with AI writing blog posts and SEO spamification it is getting harder to know if you reading accurate information.

So in this episode I want to present to you some information you can use if you come across an ad for a website stating this spice is a viable for anxiety symptoms. There is no medical proof that it does but that won't stop a lot of people from trying it.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Mosby's Book on Herbs and Natural Supplements by Linda Skidmore-Roth. Check your local library or if you want to purchase, visit your online book vendor.  There is an e-book version available.

There is a page on about Nutmeg.

Abstract from Encyclopedia of Toxicology (Third Edition) 2014, Pages 630-631

National Capital Poison Control Center Kitchen Surprises and Cautions

A 2020 Toxicology Question of the Week Nutmeg, a Potentially Uninvited Holiday Guest?


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