Possible Side Effects

Allspice may cause serious allergic reactions in hypersensitive individuals. It should be avoided during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. When using the herb topically, watch for hypersensitive reactions. It’s contraindicated for those with chronic gastrointestinal conditions such as duodenal ulcers, reflux disease, spastic colitis, diverticulitis, disarticulates and ulcerative colitis. Though allspice is proven for its benefits, …

Allspice

Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper, pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, Turkish yenibahar, or newspice, is the dried unripe fruit (berries, used as a spice) of Pimenta dioica, a midcanopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world. The name “allspice” was coined as early …