Nutmeg And Mace

How does Nutmeg And Mace work?

Nutmeg and mace contain chemicals that might affect the central nervous system. Nutmeg and mace might also kill bacteria and fungi.

Are there safety concerns?

Nutmeg and mace are POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and used appropriately. Nutmeg and mace are commonly used spices in foods.

It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take nutmeg and mace in doses larger than amounts found in foods and for long periods of time. Long-term use of nutmeg in doses of 120 mg or more daily has been linked to hallucinations and other mental side effects. People who have taken larger doses of nutmeg have experienced nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, agitation and hallucinations. Other serious side effects have included death.

Not enough is known about the safety of using nutmeg and mace on the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Nutmeg and mace are POSSIBLY UNSAFE in doses larger than amounts found in foods. In pregnant women, they may cause miscarriages or birth defects.

Not enough is known about the safety of using nutmeg and mace during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


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