Magical Allspice : flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in 1 plant
The name ‘allspice’ was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who thought it combined the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Interestingly, the Allspice plant is found in the Western Ghats (in India) in places that were once inhabited by the Dutch and Portugese. The good soil strength in these areas causes the plant to grow well.
- Common Names: Jamaica Pepper, Kurundu, Myrtle Pepper, Pimenta, and Newspice.
- Botanical Name: Pimenta officinalis
- Properties: * Analgesic * Antioxidant * Aromatic * Muscle Relaxant * Warm
- Parts Used: Dried fruits
- Constituents: essential oil: eugenol, eugenol methyl ether, myrcene, 1,8-cineol, and alpha-phellandrene
Allspice, Pimenta officinalis , is an aromatic, digestive stimulant, whose taste, aroma and properties resemble a combination of cloves, juniper berries, cinnamon, and pepper.
The essential oil extracted from allspice contains a good deal of eugenol, the same oil extracted from cloves.
Adding allspice to herbal teas as well as foods aids in digestion.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Adding allspice to foods aids in digestion