Allspice oil ..... Allspice takes its name from its aroma, which smells like a combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Christopher Columbus brought this spice back to Europe mistaking it for black pepper, thus the name pimento.
Botanical synonyms include Pimenta dioica, Eugenia pimenta, and Pimenta officinalis Lindley.
Botanical Name - Pimenta officinalis
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation
Parts Used – Berries
Note Classification - Middle to Top
Aroma - Fresh, warm, spicy, sweet
Largest Producing Countries - West Indies and South America
Traditional Use - Allspice has an affinity with the digestive system, aiding with difficult to digest foods and discomforts along the way.
Properties - Analgesic, anesthetic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, carminative, muscle relaxant, rubefacient, and stimulant.
Benefits - Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, cramps, fatigue, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, neuralgia, rheumatism, viral infections. To help with stress, depression, or mental / emotional exhaustion, diffuse allspice into the air by itself or in a blend.
Blends Well With - Geranium, ginger, labdanum, lavender, neroli, opopanax, patchouli, ylang ylang, oriental and spicy bases.
Safety Data –
causes dermal and mucous membrane irritation due to the high content of eugenol. Avoid this oil during pregnancy. Use in low dilutions.
The "Pinta," the "Nina" and the "Santa Maria" Sailing Towards the West Indies in 1492
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