1. The A list : Herbs and Spices that Heal - ALLSPICE


Jamaica pepper


Myrtle pepper


Allspice berries,


Unripe and dried fruits from the Pimenta dioica tree
Native to Central America.  West Indies and  Southern Mexico .
The myrtle family trees are most valued for their berries.
Allspice was named as such for its clove, nutmeg and cinnamon flavor.
Used for baking, mincemeat and pickling it was first discovered by Spanish explorers who assumed it was a pepper type


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1. Allspice 

(Pimenta dioica)

Appearance and Description

It is dried fruit, that is picked when still unripe and green, then traditionally sundried.  

  • Dark-brown in color after drying.

  • A pea-sized berry that resembles large peppercorns. 

  • Originates from Evergreen Pimento trees.


  • A sweet, pungent mixture of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. 


  • Bread, cookies, cakes, and recipes with fruit sauce. 

  • Pickles, marinades, and ketchup.

  • Pumpkin pies, cakes, and candy flavor. 

  • Oil pressed from allspice fruits are used in cosmetics and perfumes. 

  • Allspice essential oil smells like a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove mixture, with a tinge of pepper.  

     AllSpice Health Benefits 

    • Eliminates inflammation 

    We all go through those phases of aches and pains. Allspice ideally deals with the issue, providing relief naturally, whether it be arthritis, muscle aches, gout or hemorrhoids. 

    • Aids in digestion

    How? Eugenol is the winning term.

    What is Eugenol?  

    It's a chemical compound that is found in Allspice. It stimulates regularity by reducing any flatulence and bloating that may affect you. 

    It also eliminates those spirit-dampening issues like nausea, diarrhea, or constipation that weaken your body.

    Anti-inflammatory properties ease cramps leaving an overall healthy digestive system.
    • Boosts Immunity 

    Research indicates that antifungal and antibacterial properties of Allspice help the gastrointestinal system to function more smoothly, further protecting it with an immune response.

    Allspice added to foods neutralizes bacteria before the food even enters your body. How's that for food surveillance action? Ultimate protection?

    • Antioxidant Capacity 

    The chemical compounds in Allspice make it a powerful anti-oxidant and perfect for eliminating and neutralizing free radicals

    What are free radicals?  

    These are the harmful cellular metabolism byproducts that can lead to fatal diseases. 

    Vitamin C and vitamin A levels in Allspice contribute to the antioxidant activity. 

    • Dental Care 

    Antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties of Allspice boost dental health and protects against bacterial pathogens connecting to healthy gum and dental wellness. 

    • Improves Circulation 

    Significant iron and copper levels make Allspice ideal to boost circulation, as these are the essential red blood cell components. 

    With an increased flow of blood, you will have that desired additional energy. 

    Iron functions in enzyme creation essential for overall body metabolism. 

    • Protects Heart Health 

    Potassium has a positive effect on the health of the heart. It releases tension present on the cardiovascular system, increasing blood flow through blood vessels, in a relaxed state.

    This reduces heart and arteries strain and lowering developing heart attacks or strokes.

    • Allspice Essential Oil Benefits 

    Get ready to get smoothed up with a spicy, warm, sweet scent that helps with colds and chills.

    It also soothes muscular aches, pains, and spasms after a long strenuous day.



    1. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-4310-0_6 

    2. https://floridata.com/Plants/Myrtaceae/Pimenta%20dioica/749 

    3.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3891794/

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