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Subtly Nutty
Nutmeg
Citation:   Arial. "Subtly Nutty: An Experience with Nutmeg (exp71964)". Erowid.org. Oct 12, 2022. erowid.org/exp/71964

 
DOSE:
2 Tbsp oral Nutmeg (tea)
BODY WEIGHT: 125 lb
To begin with I'd like to mention a few things about myself. I have been interested in trying nutmeg for quite a few years now, but have not for a few reasons. I'd heard it was unpleasant and hard to control, and I hadn't known anyone who had tried it. However recently I've had a more focused approach to psychoactive drugs (particularly psychedelics), as in researching them thoroughly and having suitable trip partners. I've tried marijuana, mushrooms, acid, ecstacy, DXM, morning glory seeds, methamphetamines, PCP, ketamine, 5-MeO-DMT, cocaine, fasting, meditation among others, and consider myself a knowledgeable psychonaut. Less proudly I've had a sometimes heavy marijuana habit for many years and have been psychologically addicted to LSD and cocaine.

My first nutmeg experience was unintentional on my part, while I was making a pot of fresh, weed-laced, soy chai tea with a friend of mine who I will call D. He added about 2 tablespoons of grated nutmeg to a pot of about 4 cups of tea. Needless to say, the tea was a bit strong! I am not sure it was accidental, D is a mischievous boy and has had his own 'accidental' nutmeg experience, on his own time, in a similar way.

In any case I struggled to finish the large mug of intensely spicy, herbed tea despite being quite a tea addict. D and I were watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on TV which is a silly movie at any time, but after about 20 minutes I started to giggle at every scene, even the dramatic ones and realized I felt stranger than orally ingesting weed usually makes me feel. I couldn't follow the plot and eventually gave up and lay down in bed.

I started having strange thoughts like I would on DXM or mushrooms, I felt like I was experiencing what I can only call hyperreality. This is my favourite way to feel when I'm tripping, not all-knowing but privy to unusual insights and a sense that anything is possible. Although nutmeg is classified as a deliriant I would say it is more of a psychedelic and a sedative, as my thought processes were strange but not nonsense. I worked out a few personal issues while I was alone that I won't bother to mention here, and had an unsettling and noteworthy experience where my thought processes split into three different 'voices' (with clear personalities, a foolish impulsive one, a quiet thoughtful one, and an aggressive and effective one) that talked and argued with each other.
and had an unsettling and noteworthy experience where my thought processes split into three different 'voices' (with clear personalities, a foolish impulsive one, a quiet thoughtful one, and an aggressive and effective one) that talked and argued with each other.
I haven't clearly examined my own thoughts processed so clearly since I was a kid, and less likely to dismiss it as 'crazy'. While this may seem scary I am well acquainted with mental illness and found it appreciable. I've suspected for some time I've dealt with certain childhood trauma by some kind of dissociating, and wasn't surprised. I feel more self aware now despite the experience being more than a week ago, I would even go so far as to say integrated, to indulge in some psychobabble.

In terms of side effects I found nutmeg to be gentle, even pleasant, and I'm not sure why it's considered so nasty. I was expecting to be purged and clumsy but was only slightly inebriated, comparable to being stoned. The most unpleasant side effect was very dry mucus membranes which was manageable by drinking a lot of water. After peaking I didn't have many interesting thoughts, just felt distant and somewhat moody the next day when I saw friends. It was difficult to concentrate although I was not confused and wanted to get things done, despite still feeling burnt out. Not being able to focus was the most unpleasant mental side effect as I lost a half quarter of weed and a pack of cigarettes when I left my house, although I was wandering around a busy park and that may have something to do with it.

I experimented again with about the same dose a few days later, and am still feeling residual effects however I had less of a trip this time. The antisocial moodiness and side effects were increased, whether to tolerance or simply an exhausted body.

Overall I found nutmeg to be a rewarding experience, it was legal, cheap, physically gentle and insightful. Everybody's experience is different however and I think I was lucky with how much I enjoyed this underestimated spice.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 71964
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Oct 12, 2022Views: 555
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