Aroma:Powerful, spicy, warm and sweet. Somewhat smoky.
Latin Name:Pimenta dioica
Country of Origin:Jamaica
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Aromatherapy Properties:Stress-relieving, uplifting and reviving, warming.
Suggested Use:Allspice can be added to massage oil to help with stiff, sore muscles and when feeling chilly. However, make sure that the amount is very low; 1-2 drops per 1oz. of massage oil or lotion.
History:Considering that the aroma resembles cloves, juniper berries, cinnamon and pepper, "Allspice" seemed to be the most appropriate common name for this spice. Commonly used as a food flavoring in stews, pickles, sauces, drinks etc.
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity, may cause sensitization and irritation of skin and membranes in some people if used in high concentration. Avoid in pregnancy and use very diluted only.