- Allspice essential oil is warming and aromatic in nature
- Reported Benefits: Flatulence, Indigestion, Rheumatism, Anaesthetic, Analgesic, Antioxidant, Relaxant
- Massage: Muscle cramp, stiffness, arthritis, aches and pains
- Aroma/Vapour: Bronchitis, chills, coughs
- Digestion: Cramp, flatulence, nausea and indigestion
Latin name. Pimenta dioica
Allspice essential oil is warming and aromatic in nature; the fruit of the Pimenta Dioica plant is found only in the West Indies and south America, although the berries are distilled in both Europe and America. It has a taste that resembles a combination of Cloves, Cinnamon, Pepper and Juniper berries – hence the name Allspice!
It was first noticed by Christopher Columbus during a trip to Jamaica but wasn’t introduced to Europe until the 16th Century. It continues to be used in the Caribbean and other countries as an important ingredient in many dishes and may have properties that help kill germs on food.
The allspice tree is between 10-18 metres tall and evergreen. The essential oil is made from the dried fruit of the Pimenta Dioica plant. The unripe fruit is picked when it’s green and then left in the sun to dry out.