Allspice tastes and smells like a combination of spices. The berries have a flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with a hint of juniper and peppercorn.
Allspice, botanically-known as Pimenta officinalis, is native to Central and South America, but is most closely associated with the West Indies island of Jamaica. Jamica exports the majority of allspice for consumption around the world, so it's no wonder that most classic Jamaican dishes such as jerk seasoning and beef patties make generous use of this spice.
Allspice is used for indigestion (dyspepsia), intestinal gas, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual periods, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, colds, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. It is also used for emptying the bowels.
Some people apply allspice directly to the affected area for muscle pain and toothache, or put it on the skin to kill germs.
Some dentists use eugenol, a chemical contained in allspice, to kill germs on teeth and gums.
In manufacturing, allspice is used to flavor toothpaste.
Allspice contains a chemical called eugenol, which might explain some of its traditional uses for toothache, muscle pain, and as a germ-killer.
Botanical Name: Pimenta officinalis
aka: Pimento, Eugenia Piment, Eugenia pimenta, Jamaica Pepper, Piment de la Jamaïque, Pimenta dioica, Pimenta officinalis, Pimento, Pimienta de Jamaica, Poivre Anglais, Poivre Aromatique, Poivre de Jamaïque, Poivre de la Jamaïque, Quatre-Épices, Spanish Pimienta, Toute-Épice, Water of Pimento, West Pimenta Officinalis.
Notes: Kosher Certified. Non-irradiated
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