Nutmeg is a spice that comes from the seed of the nutmeg tree, which is native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia. It has a warm, spicy-sweet flavor and is often used in baking, cooking, and beverages. Nutmeg is also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including digestive issues, insomnia, and pain relief.
Nutmeg contains several active compounds, including myristicin, which is responsible for its psychoactive effects when consumed in large quantities. However, consuming too much nutmeg can be toxic and cause hallucinations, nausea, and other unpleasant side effects. It is recommended to use nutmeg in moderation and avoid consuming excessive amounts.