Allspice

What other names is Allspice known by?

Allspice Essential Oil, Aqua Pimentae, Clove Pepper, 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.

What is Allspice?

Allspice is a plant. The unripe berries and leaves of the plant are used to make medicine.

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 foods, allspice is used as a spice.

In manufacturing, allspice is used to flavor toothpaste.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of allspice for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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