Celebrity Indian chef and TV presenter Gurpareet Bains has made a curry that produces similar effects to sleeping pills.
People have reported feeling "tired and spaced out" within 20 minutes of eating it and a journalist said he was "almost comatose" after a taste test.
Gurpareet says he created the curry to try and help people sleep.
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“This dish was designed with one thing in mind - to help people with insomnia.
"Its ingredients have been used for millennia for their tranquilising properties, and our research has shown it to work incredibly well,” he told reporters.
The key insomnia-fighting ingredient in the curry is nutmeg, which contains myristicin - an oil that produces 'intoxicating' effects if people eat a lot of it at once.The chef includes a whole ground tablespoon of it in his recipe! No wonder people fall asleep…
Only minutes after a TV producer tried "a few mouthfuls" of the curry for a live taste test, she said: "My eyes feel quite heavy. I think if I was at home right now lying down I would fall asleep."
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The recipe features in Gurpareet’s book, Indian Superspices. It’s the follow-up to his debut, Indian Superfoods – an Amazon bestseller.
In the past, he’s created a cancer-fighting curry, a hangover curing curry and a curry that can prevent you from catching a cold.
We might need to try out some of his recipes!