Also Known as: Pimenta dioica, Pimenta officinalis, Eddo, Madere, Basheen and Kaoroubaga
Farming Type: Organic
The allspice is a myrtle tree most commonly found in Jamaica. It gets its name from the unique combination of aromas in its fruit, a blending of the tastes of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg with just a little peppery heat. The primary use of allspice is in cooking, but it has medicinal uses as well. The essential oil in the leaf or the ground spice is sufficient to neutralize some water-borne infections, notably Shigella. Gram for gram, the antioxidant content of allspice is greater than most other berries, fruits, and vegetables. Allspice is also rich in quercetin, in quantities sufficient to make the herb useful in preventing allergies. And as users of the herb already know, allspice assists digestion and prevents belching, bloating, flatulence, and indigestion. Allspice berries contain an oil that is the source of all its healing properties.
Allspice oil is rich in the chemical eugenol, also found in clove and several other healing herbs. Eugenol may promote activity of digestive enzymes. Eugenol has also been found to be an effective pain reliever, lending credence to the Guatemalan practice of applying the crushed berries to painful muscles and joints. Dentists use Eugenol as a local anesthetic for teeth and gums, and the chemical is an ingredient in the over-the-counter toothache remedies Numzident and Benzodent. Allspice oil may be applied directly to painful teath and gums as first aid until professional care can be obtained.
In Magick, Allspice is generally used for Healing and Money spells. It is especially effective in spell mixtures and mojo bags create to attract money, new businesses and financial success. Allspice is ruled by the element of Fire and the Planet of Mars - as with all Mars herbs - a little bit goes a LONG way! Use in moderation!
Keywords: Healing, Money
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