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Botanical Name: Eugenia pimento
Allspice is a plant. Historically, the unripe berries and leaves of the plant were used as medicinal herbs to make medicine for indigestion (dyspepsia), intestinal gas, abdominal pain, heavy menstrual periods, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, colds, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. It is also used for emptying the bowels.
Some people apply allspice whole directly to the affected area for muscle pain and toothache, or put it on the skin to kill germs.
Some dentists use eugenol, a chemical contained in allspice, to kill germs on teeth and gums.
In foods, allspice whole is used as a spice.
In manufacturing, allspice is used to flavor toothpaste.
Allspice contains a chemical called eugenol, which might explain some of its traditional uses for toothache, muscle pain, and as a germ-killer.
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