Binomial Name – Pimenta dioica
Allspice, also known as Sarvasuganthi, Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, or pimento.
Allspice leaves are used in Caribbean cuisine as a flavoring in stews, soups, and sauces, for smoking meats, and in Jamaican jerk seasoning.
The most significant health advantages of allspice include its capacity to serve as a pain reliever, improve circulation, protect the gastrointestinal system, enhance mood, support the immune system, eradicate fungal infections, reduce blood pressure, and decrease inflammation.
Many of the compounds in allspice are being studied as potential treatments for inflammation, nausea, and even cancer. Inflammation can aggravate injuries or infections. Many compounds in allspice may be able to reduce inflammation. Eugenol, the compound that makes allspice “spicy,” is sometimes used to treat nausea.
Allspice is used for indigestion (dyspepsia), intestinal gas, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual periods, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, colds, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.