12. Nutmeg: Hallucinations
Nutmeg certainly peppered in some excitement around the holiday season with reports of nutmeg-fueled hallucinations flooding the Internet. The New York Times reported that a chemical in nutmeg called myristicin is responsible for the psychoactive effects. Side effects from excessive consumption include an out-of-body sensation, nausea, dizziness, extreme dry mouth, and a lingering slowdown of normal brain function; so go easy when cooking, baking, or topping off drinks with the spice.
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