Blow Your Mind: Nutmeg, the Scary Spice

BY Robert Lamb / POSTED December 21, 2012
Fruit of a nutmeg in a tropical spice garden in Kumily, India. (EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) Fruit of a nutmeg in a tropical spice garden in Kumily, India. (EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)

Sure, you sprinkle nutmeg indifferently on your eggnog, but do you know its bloody history and psychotropic properties?

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I discuss the weird, mind-bending, sickening and depressing side of an everyday spice. We’ll explain just why you should use it sparingly, but often.

And for God’s sake don’t listen to this and shove a spoonful of nutmeg down your throat because you’ll be in for the worst Christmas of all time.

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