Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 3-methoxy,4,5-methylendioxy-allylbenzene, a natural organic compound found in the essential oil of nutmeg and to a lesser extent in other spices; it can be used as an insecticide and acaricide and has hallucinogenic properties at high doses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless crystalline compound, , contained in oil of mace. It melts at 30.2° C. and boils at 142–149° C. under 10 millimeters pressure.

Etymologies

myristic +‎ -in (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nutmeg contains myristicin, which in high doses can induce convulsions, palpitations and generalized body pain; licorice has glycyrrhizic acid, which if consumed in large amounts can give rise to dangerously high blood pressure; soy-based products such as tofu contain high levels of plant-based estrogens that could affect hormonal balance.

    Chemicals, Cancer And Claptrap

  • Nutmeg contains myristicin, a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if ingested in large doses.

    Nutmeg High: Poison Centers See Uptick In Abuse Of Spice

  • Nutmeg contains an ecstasy like hallucinogen called myristicin.

    Ned Goldreyer: All the Rich Flavor With None of That Annoying Euphoria

  • These include the solanine, arsenic, and chaconine in potatoes, the hydrogen cyanide in lima beans, and the hallucinogenic compound myristicin found in nutmeg, black pepper, and carrots.

    Holiday Meals Rife With (Safe) Carcinogens!

  • Both spices carry fresh, pine, flowery, and citrus notes, but are dominated by woody, warm, somewhat peppery myristicin also a minor component in fresh dill.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • One terpene, myristicin, shared by dill, parsley, fennel, and carrots, and giving them a common woody, warm note, is thought to be a defense against molds.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Interaction precautions: MAO inhibitor Active Constituents: Methylenedioxy-substituted compounds: myristicin

    Natural Highs Frequently Asked Questions by Vince Cavasin

  • The active ingredients are volatile oils where myristicin and elemicin are thought to be the most important constituents.

    Irish Blogs

  • Parsley, which has many powerful nutrients, contains volatile oils-particularly myristicin - which inhibit tumor formation in animal studies.

    Israel Palestine Blogs

  • Italian parsley: Loaded with vitamin K, as well as an excellent source of vitamins A (for eye health) and vitamin C. Parsley also contains the phytochemical myristicin, which studies have shown to inhibit tumor formation, particularly in the lungs.

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