Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 294

DID YOU KNOW . . . that for centuries people have used nutmeg to get high? The myristicin and safrole found in nutmeg are used to make psychedelic drugs like ecstasy, and users report terrible hangover- like symptoms up to 12 hours after ingesting just a few teaspoons of it! Location: Belmont Estate, Grenada. Photographer: Dwain Thomas 11. More nutmeg tea and NutMed! Drink the tea, rub the spray on the abdomen, or add a pinch of nutmeg to some honey for constipation and stomach upsets such as gas, diarrhea, nausea, gastritis, and indigestion. 12. No, mace is not used in pepper spray, but it does give your tastebuds a sting! For a more “spirited” savory experience, try spiking your seasonings or favourite dish with ground mace. FUN FACT – Mace is used to make lipstick, nail polish and face powder and as a preservative in corned beef and other tin meats. It’s amazing how much potential lies hidden in this little brown pod -- as if this weren’t enough, further reading reveals that nutmeg also features in oral health, detox and skin care remedies and that people even use it to…..get high??!! That’s another story, but it speaks to the spice’s remarkable versatility. From the Middle Ages to the 2000’s and from India to the West Indies, nutmeg continues to enrich life au natural. It seems that the little “lady” harbours plenty secrets beneath her “red petticoat”, and each new experience with her beckons me back to the Spice Isle to discover them all. Read about The Dark Side of Spice in Shana’s blog References: https://theindianspot.com/9-amazing-health-benefits-nutmeg/ https://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/nutmeg http://conscioushealth.net/12-natural-ways-to-reduce-menstrual-cramps-or-period-pain/ Nutmeg Get your in Grenada, the Isle of Spice.