• Allspice is believed to have powerful properties to draw money to a person and to bring business success.
  • It has also been used in witch magic to relieve mental tension and create a sense of peace and quiet.
  • build your courage, and help you make positive changes.
  • It can also help increase one’s determination to complete a goal.

Use Allspice to honor virility and very powerful, aggressive spirits (Lilith is an excellent example)

Allspice comes from a tree in the myrtle family that grows in Central and South America. It is an evergreen that grows to about 30 feet (9 meters) tall and its glossy, aromatic green leaves reach about 6 inches in length.

The English named it “Allspice” because it is said to have the aroma of many spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, and juniper berries.

Associations

Planet – Mars

Element – Fire

Gender – Masculine

Health Benefits

Allspice can be used in a paste to soothe toothache (much like cloves) and a mouthwash to freshen breath. It stimulates the gastrointestinal tract, so it can be used in teas to encourage the appetite or aid in digestion. Allspice can also be added to tonics and purgatives. Two or three drops of the essential oil with some sugar has been used to cure flatulence.

Allspice is also listed as a rubefacient, which means that it increases circulation to the skin, so it can be used in treating acne and cold limbs. Allspice contains tannins, which provide a mild anesthetic making it useful for the treatment of arthritis and sore muscles either in a soak or a poultice.

Culinary Use

The ground, dried berry is very aromatic and has a robust, peppery taste. It is a popular component of jerk seasoning in Caribbean cooking. It is also very popular in English cooking and is often added to stews and sauces and used in pickling vegetables. Allspice can be used as a substitute for cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves.

In the countries where allspice originates, the leaves are also used in cooking or smoking meat and are known as ‘west Indian bay leaf’, though it doesn’t taste much like the other sort of bay leaf. The essential oil (West Indian Bay Oil) is also used in sausages.

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