ALLSPICE (Pimenta dioica) – loose fruit herb

Traditional therapeutic use

AllspiceAllspice is a plant. The unripe berries and leaves of the plant are used to make medicine.

  • Great for indigestion (dyspepsia).
  • Useful against intestinal gas.
  • Soothes abdominal pain.
  • Eases heavy menstrual periods.
  • Reduces vomiting.
  • Treats diarrhoea.
  • Soothes fevers and colds. 
  • Treats high blood pressure.
  • Reduces the effects of diabetes.
  • Treats obesity. 
  • Good for emptying the bowels.

Possible side effects & interactions

Allspice is SAFE for most adults when used as a spice. Some people are allergic to allspice. There isn’t enough reliable information to know if allspice is safe to use as a medicine when pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid using amounts larger than those found in foods.

Allspice can slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the chance of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using allspice at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Taking allspice along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

Our plants are harvested during particular seasons, times of the day and according to the lunar calendar to ensure the plants or parts of it have the highest nutritional value. For example, roots are picked on a waning moon. Once harvested, they are packaged by hand because we try to avoid using metal equipment and utensils that could reduce the beneficial properties of the plant.

Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.