Botanical Name: Pimenta Dioica
Components: Ground, dried berries from the small Pimenta Dioica tree native to Central America.
Uses: This versatile spice is not only packed with the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, and cloves all at once, but it also is full of beneficial nutrients. The antioxidants and anesthetic and analgesic properties found in this berry are great for easing gastrointestinal discomfort, relaxing muscles, and relieving pain. Use as a seasoning in desserts, sauces, main dishes, or beverages for a boost of flavor. You can even use allspice as a poultice or essential oil to unlock the benefits of this powerful berry.
Origin: Caribbean and Central America