How does Allspice work?

There isn't enough information available to know how allspice works. Allspice contains a chemical called eugenol, which is used in some dental products.

Are there safety concerns?

Allspice is safe for most adults when used as a spice. However, there is not enough information available to know if allspice is safe in medicinal amounts. When applied directly to the skin, allspice can cause allergic skin reactions in sensitive people.

Do not take allspice if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding, except as a spice in food.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Allspice might increase the risk of bleeding.

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