A common type of spice that causes poisoning, sterility, and reduces male fertility if consumed in excess

Al-Marsad newspaper: Nutmeg is one of the most famous spices in the Arab countries, as it is frequently used in many cooking recipes, especially in holiday season sweets, as it has a nutty and slightly sweet flavor.

Nutmeg is mostly rated as safe to use if it is added to foods in very small amounts. You can safely use small amounts of nutmeg in cooking, and most recipes call for about a quarter to half a teaspoon of nutmeg.

The use of nutmeg in doses of 120 milligrams or more per day is considered extremely dangerous to health.

And about the effect of excessive consumption of nutmeg:

1. Poisoning: Nutmeg contains a compound called myristicin, a substance that may cause poisoning if added to the diet in large doses. One study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine showed that eating more than 10 grams of nutmeg Approximately two teaspoons of food may cause myristicin poisoning.

People with nutmeg poisoning may experience a variety of symptoms. One study showed that the most common symptoms of nutmeg poisoning may include dry mouth, hallucinations, drowsiness, fainting, and confusion, according to Web Medicine.

The most severe physical effects of nutmeg poisoning are: vomiting, dyskinesia, burning, tingling in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, low blood pressure, increased heart rate, seizures and organ damage.

2. Complications for pregnant and breastfeeding women: Some may urge you to increase your intake of nutmeg during pregnancy or breastfeeding, but nutmeg is likely to be unsafe during pregnancy when taken orally in doses greater than the amounts found in foods, it may cause miscarriage or injury The fetus with birth defects.

3. Damage to men’s sexual health: Excessive consumption of nutmeg has been found to reduce fertility in men and cause infertility in some, so avoid excessive consumption of nutmeg if you are trying hard to have a child.

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