Chris Kott wrote:Well put, and great article.
I would stress that it is critical to be aware that these aren't mere foodstuffs.
I became very fond of cinnamon recently, and was on track to doing myself a sizeable injury over time. I try to keep it under two teaspoons a day now.
Carla Burke wrote:Nutmeg is also a hallucinogenic, in large doses. One of my best life-long friends and her husband (through a math mistake, in a recipe) inadvertently ingested about 3 tablespoons each, one evening. The effects lasted a few days, and while the effects weren't unpleasant, in and of themselves, it cost them several day's worth of pay, because neither of them could drive, much less function, at work. They did say the soup was phenomenally delicious, though.