Other Names: Pimento, Myrtle pepper, Jamaican pepper, ”Kurundu”
Medicinal Uses: Rheumatism, Flatulence, Toothache, Muscle aches, Digestive aid
Allspice (spice) is the dried, unripe berry of Pimenta dioica, an evergreen tree in the myrtle family. After drying, the berries are small, dark brown balls just a little larger than peppercorns. Allspice comes from Jamaica, Mexico, andHonduras. Allspice is used in Jamaican jerk seasoning and in Jamaican soups, stews, and curries. It also is used in pickling spice, spiced tea mixes, cakes, cookies, and pies. Food producers use it in ketchup, pickles, and sausages.