Many people think that allspice is a combination of several spices, and are surprised to discover it’s actually just one. That’s because allspice has a flavor reminiscent of a blend of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Because of its unique flavor, allspice is a favorite of bakers everywhere, and is used in a variety of dishes, from breads, pies, cakes, relishes, 4 gravies, preserves, and even ketchup. Although allspice is highly esteemed for its place in the kitchen, it is also a widely used aromatic as well, with a variety of “scentsational” benefits.
Chest infection, colds, cough, digestive aid, muscle pain, toothache.
Essential Oil Applications:
For chest infection, cold, or cough mix 2-3 drops per ounce of carrier oil and rub into chest and back. Because allspice can irritate skin if used alone, it’s important to use it diluted in a carrier oil.
For muscle pain, mix 2-3 drops in once ounce of carrier oil, and rub into affected area.
For toothache, use 2-3 drops on a cotton swab, and apply directly to tooth. Take great care not to swallow, as allspice in this high concentration could cause nausea.
Parts used: Leaves and fruit.
Not recommended for use if pregnant. Should not be used neat on skin; always mix with carrier oil, lotion, or cream if using on skin.
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