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Our certified organic allspice is made from the ground berries of the Pimento tree. Organic allspice can be used when barbecuing or in sweet recipes for biscuits and cakes. Conveniently packaged in a BPA free shaker.
Health Benefits of Allspice Leaf:
Once employed by the Mayan Indians for embalming, extracts from allspice leaves and berries have been used in folk remedies and herbal medicine to treat digestive disorders and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis and neuralgia. Herbalists and aromatherapists use allspice to treat nervous exhaustion, arthritis, menstrual cramps, flatulence, diarrhea and indigestion. Oil from the leaves has commercial and cosmetic applications as well, and is commonly found in men's cologne. Allspice essential oil is used in aromatherapy to lift your mood and reduce fatigue.
Allspice is a carminative herb, capable of reducing gas and bloating. Herbal Facts notes that allspice's anti-inflammatory and pain-killing effects cause it be helpful as a topical treatment for arthritis and muscle pain, while its antiseptic and anesthetic properties may help relieve toothache. Allspice's antioxidant abilities are so potent that it has been used to preserve meat.
In a study published in 2010 in "Journal of Applied Physiology," researchers found that eugenol had potent anti-inflammatory effects, suppressing the expression of inflammatory agents such as cytokines and cyclooxygenas-2 -- or COX-2 -- in the lungs of mice with laboratory-induced inflammation resulting from endotoxins. The team noted that the mice treated with eugenol experienced significantly less inflammation and improved lung function over the control group, and noted that eugenol's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects stemmed from the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis.