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Allspice (Pimenta dioica):

Family: Myrtaceae

Parts used: Fruit, particularly the shell

Actions: aromatic, carminative

Useful for: Aromatic stimulant and carminative to gastro-intestinal tract. Its uses are similar to cloves. It is often added to tonics and purgatives as a flavoring agent, or used in soaps for its fragrant scent. Allspice decoction or extract may be used for flatulent dyspepsia. This herb is also used in tea blends or culinary preparations.

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Please do appropriate research and understand the effects, contraindications, dosage, etc. and consult your physician first before taking medicinal herbs. This is especially important if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, elderly, ill, or administering herbs to children.

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