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Braun U, Kalbhen DA. 
“Evidence for the biogenic formation of amphetamine derivatives from components of nutmeg”. 
Pharmacology. 1973;9(5):312-6.
Myristicin and elemicin are phenylallyl derivatives present in nutmeg. The similarity of their chemical Metabolism of structure to that of mescaline or certain amphetamine deriva- phenylallyl derivatives tives has led to the assumption that the psychotropic effect Hallucinogens of nutmeg in man is due to amphetamine derivatives endogenously produced from these phenylallyl precursors by biotransformation. In our present study we investigated the metabolism of myristicin by rat liver, using the isolated perfused liver or incubation of liver homogenate. We have experimentally proved for the first time that rat liver is capable of converting myristicin into 3-methoxy-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MMDA). Identification of MMDA was achieved by two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography of the dansylated amine and further by mass spectroscopy .
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