Allspice Essential Oil

Pimenta Dioica or Pimenta Officinalis

Allspice Essential Oil blends well with the essential oils of Ginger, Geranium, Lavender, Orange, Patchouli, and Ylang-ylang.

Known Uses

Allspice Oil induces a relaxing and calming effect on the body and mind, effectively treating insomnia, cramps and spasms. It stimulates blood circulation, aids digestion, relieves flatulence and its associated complaints, and increases bodily secretions; it protects wounds against septic infections and tetanus and any other bacterial growth. When applied topically, Allspice Essential Oil has a numbing effect that can be helpful for insect bites and stings, muscular aches and joint strain, headaches, colds, and sinusitis. The stimulating effects of this oil increases blood circulation below the skin giving it a pink blush appearance and can reduce cellulite.

And as a tonic, Allspice Essential Oil boosts the immune system. And, the antioxidant properties of Allspice can help you lead a long, healthy, and youthful life as it counters the signs of aging like weakening of muscles, loss of hair, loss in vision and hearing, and nervous disorders.

History

Allspice only grows in the West Indies, Central America and Brazil despite many attempts at transplanting it elsewhere. It is a big evergreen tree whose botanical name, Pimenta Officinalis, suggests its medicinal properties. Allspice was first called pimento (Spanish for pepper) because it was thought to be a kind of pepper. Later it was realized that it was closer to cloves and cinnamon with a hint of nutmeg; therefore the name Allspice. Allspice Oil is a major export in Jamaica, which is said to be the best Allspice. Pimento Dram is a Jamaican beverage made with Allspice, which was once made by the Aztecs who called it Chocolada. Mayans used it for embalming.

Warning

This essential oil can cause irritation in the mucus membranes and skin if used in high concentrations or high dosages. Therefore, it should always be used in lower concentrations and low dosages. Pregnant women should avoid this oil.

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