foods/herbs/spices

10/11/17 — allspice

Pain Reliever and Digestive Aid:

Allspice

 

Fun Fact:  It has been called pimento because the Spanish thought it was pepper.  Pimienta means pepper in Spanish.

Fun Fact II:  Allspice can mask odors.

Fun Fact III:  The spice originated from the rainforests of South and Central America.  It comes from a wild evergreen tree in those regions.

 

Treats the conditions:

  • bacterial and fungal infections
  • coughs
  • chills
  • bronchitis
  • depression
  • arthritis
  • sore muscles
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • circulation issues
  • disease-inducing free-radical damage (antioxidants)

 

Hot Tips:

  • You can use allspice to numb pain.  Use it as a poultice on the skin.
  • Use it as a bath oil.

 

Tomorrow:

Does maple syrup have any health benefits?

 

Source:

Livestrong: What Are the Health Benefits of Allspice?

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