Jamaican All Spice / Pimento Seeds
All Spice (Pimenta Dioica) is used medicinally and as a spice. Ground Pimento combines the characteristic flavor and aroma of Cloves, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Pepper, all combined in one spice, hence the name Allspice. Steam distillation of the berries or leaves yields an essential oil. The oil is used as a flavoring agent in the food industry. All round spice to add flavor to any dish. The Pimento oil is used as
- a pain reliever
- an antidepressant (counteracts melancholy)
- relieves toothache
- settles the digestive system
- expels gas (flatulence) from the intestines
- improves appetite
- warm the body and increases blood flow
In the aromatherapy industry for circulation, muscles, and joints (arthritis, fatigue, muscle cramps, and stiffness).
Nervous system - depression, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, tension, and stress.
A common practice in Jamaica is to soak white rum with the green leaves and berries of the plant to make poultices to wrap the forehead to relieve headaches and to the joints to relieve arthritis pains.