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Allspice (Pimenta dioica) Essential Oil

Allspice (Pimenta dioica) Essential Oil

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Allspice (Pimenta dioica) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Pimenta dioica
English Name : Allspice, piment
French Name : Toutes épices, Poivre ou piment de la Jamaïque
Family : Myrtaceae
Origin : Mexico, Madagascar

History and Origin

 Allspice, also called Jamaica Pepper, grows in tropical regions such as West Asia, Réunion Island, Madagascar and the tropical regions of South America (Jamaica, Venezuela). Allspice is dioecious, which means that male and female trees grow separately.  Creole cuisine makes a wide use of the spice, and that is why it is found in many gardens. During the flowering period, the plant is covered with clusters of white flowers. Its fruit, a small spherical bay, is sometimes called “quatre-épices”, because of its smell and flavor reminding ginger, nutmeg, clove and pepper. Fruits, fully grown, are dried in the sun and acquire a reddish-brown color.  

On the therapeutic level, the chemical composition of the essential oil makes allspice really close to clove in terms of properties. All spice is hence used for its carminative and anti-infectious properties by the people who cultivate it. But the plant is mainly used for cooking. In some countries, the leaf is used in the smoking of meat.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Seed 
Extraction : Steam distillation
Main Components : Sesquiterpene (caryophyllene) 4-7.5%, hydrocarbures (octane, undecane, dodecane), phenols (eugenol 70-95%, iseugenol 6%, chavicol 0.3%), phenols methyl-ethers (eugenol M.E. 1.2-4.4%) 
Oil Characteristics : Transparent liquid with a pale yellow tint.
Properties : Positivating, anti-infectious+++, powerful wide spectrum antibacterial (gr+ and gr-), antiviral+++, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiseptic, general stimulant, neurotonic, uterine tonic, hypertensive, mild aphrodisiac++, skin +, pulpal+++, escharotic 
Indications : Dental infections, toothache+++, tonsillitis+++, viral hepatitis+++, viral enterocolitis, bacterial colitis, cholera, amoebic dysentery+++, cystitis, salpingitis, urethritis+++, viral neuritis, neuralgia++, herpes zoster, multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, skin parasitosis, scabies, infected acne+++, sinusitis, bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria+++, physical or intellectual asthenia, hypotension++, laborious delivery+, thyroidal dysregulation, rheumatoid polyarthritis+ 
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Uses

Culinary

Commonly used for its complex aroma akin of ginger, clove, nutmeg and pepper. Available in the Arômes de Saba.

Perfumery

Spicy and woody. Earth note.

Environment

Can be used, such as clove, as a fragrant perfume for clothes.

Skincare

Sometimes used in the crafting of care creams against infectious acne and skin parasitosis.

Synergy

Ginger, orange, lime, Labrador Tea, jasmine and many more.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chromatography

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’AROMATHÉRAPIE EXACTEMENT, Éditions Roger Jollois, 2001, p 415-416.
  • Chest of books, Pimento (Allspice, Jamaica Pepper, Fructus Pimentae), http://chestofbooks.com/health/materia-medica-drugs/Textbook-Materia-Medica /Pimento-Allspice-Jamaica-Pepper-Fructus-Pimentae.html, page visited on the 5th of June 2010.
  • Gernot Katzer's spice page, Allspice (Pimenta dioica [L.] Mer.), page visited on the 5th of June, 2010.