August 03, 2022
Native to Jamaica
Did you know… Jamaicans were the first to use Allspice as a folk remedy to help relieve a cold, a stomachache, regulate the menstrual cycle, relieve indigestion, flatulence, and other digestive issues.
Allspice medicinally possesses antiviral and antibacterial qualities, which makes it great for fighting infection. It has analgesic and anesthetic properties, so it can offer mild pain relief. Its antifungal qualities have made it a good remedy for athlete’s foot by sprinkle a powdered form in between the toes. Did you know Russian soldiers used its warming qualities by sprinkling it in their footwear to improve blood flow and assist in keeping their feet warm.
As an essential oil allspice (pimento oil), is anti-inflammatory action found to help bring relief to sore muscles and the painful joints of rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers in Japan found these tiny berries contain active phenols, a category of antioxidant which include:
which fight oxidative cell damage that can lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other chronic health problems. In Costa Rica researchers found that allspice lowered high blood pressure; they deduced that it works by relaxing the central nervous system and improving blood flow in the arteries. Costa Rican herbalist have known for centuries that allspice helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
Allspice can be an irritant to the skin and can cause a reaction to the skin in people with eczema. If using pimento (allspice) essential oil, make sure it is well diluted in another oil.
*Jamaican allspice is considered superior to its counterparts such as those produced in Guatemala and other nations in Central and South America.
These posts are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure any illnesses or disease. The content is strictly for informational purposes as if you are under the care of a physician that should be your point of contact for consulting about your health care needs.
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