I regret to say that I tried to obtain a nutmeg buzz when I was a callow teenager.
Nausea, coupled with the sort of mild delerium you’d expect from a nasty flu.
The next day I could barely move – my bones hurt, light hurt, everything hurt. Didn’t feel 100% for a few days.
This was from two tablespoons (rounded) of commercially prepared ground nutmeg.
Former B.C. Premiere Bill Vanderzalm has said (in the food section of the Weekend Sun) that his favourite breakfast was pancakes with whipped cream and lots of nutmeg, and that he usually ate the nutmeg off the top first, adding a little more, eating that, etc, several times before finally getting around to eating the pancakes.
If you were around for B.C. politics in the eighties, you might be inclined to think there was something to the idea that nutmeg could get you high.
I don’t know if my nasty experience was from adulterants, or what-- I’ve heard people say “No, man, you gotta use fresh nutmeg!”
Whatever-- I’m just about as likely to soak my head in lye as try that again. Ick.