Allspice essential oil has many health benefits which can be attributed to its properties as tonic, stimulant, rubefacient, relaxant, carminative, antiseptic, antioxidant, analgesic and anesthetic substance. This name, allspice essential oil, sounds strange but it deserves it. As the name suggest, the taste and aroma, is a strange mixture of pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and a few other spices or condiments all rolled into one. Allspice is also known as Pimento in the Caribbean Islands. It is native to some countries of the Caribbean Islands and South America. This is a big evergreen tree which has the botanical name Pimenta Officinalis or Pimenta Dioica. The allspice essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of its fruits and leaves, which is slightly different from each other in aroma and color. Allspice essential oil blends well with ylang – ylang, patchouli, orange, lavender, geranium and ginger essential oils. The allspice essential oil can cause irritation in the mucus membrane and skin if it is used in high dosages or high concentrations. This is a reason why always it should be used in low dosages and low concentrations. Pregnant women should avoid it. Allspice essential oil is very helpful in giving you a relief from arthritis, cough and cold, bronchitis, indigestion and flatulence. Also it is used in the preparation of cosmetics, candles and perfumes.
Health benefits of allspice essential oil
Tonic: Allspice essential oil is a tonic which is good for your health and also it can boost the immune system of your body.
Stimulant: Allspice essential oil can stimulate secretions in the body, digestion and blood circulation, which can help you to maintain proper metabolism. This can also stimulate the growth of your cells and the generations of new cells.
Rubefacient: People who want to have some redness in their face, they can have it if they have a very fair complexion and the allspice essential oil can give them a more blushing and beautiful look. It has stimulating property which can increase the blood circulation below the skin, and in the whole body, which is giving a reddish tinge.
Allspice essential oil benefits and uses
Relaxant: Allspice essential oil sedates nervous afflictions and hyper reactions, while inducing a calming and relaxant effect on the mind and body. This property of the allspice essential oil can also give you a relief from spasms and cramps. This can also help people who suffer from insomnia to get good sleep.
Carminative: When we have gas in the intestines, then it can be very painful, embarrassing and disturbing and even fatal in extreme cases. Moving from simpler to more complications, gas can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, chest pain, cramps, rheumatism, heaviness, stomach aches, unrest, indigestion and even death.
Antioxidant: It is known fact that antioxidants are really miracle foods. They can stop the aging by neutralizing oxidants or free radicals and also they can help to heal some of the damage which is already done by them. Free radicals are also known as oxidants. They are responsible for age – related problems such as macular degeneration, nervous disorders, loss of vision and hearing, hair loss, weakening of the muscles and many others but also they can trigger some types of cancers in the body, such as those of the prostate, intestines and colon. The antioxidant property of allspice essential oil can be very effective in countering these treats and it can help you to have healthy, youthful and long life.
Antiseptic: If a simple wound turns septic or catches tetanus, it can be very dangerous for the person. Many people do not believe, but even a small wound can become seriously fatal. We know that the tetanus and septic are types of infections of wounds with certain bacteria and they can spread very quick, engulfing the whole body and resulting in hydrophobia, pain, breathlessness, cramps, severe convulsions and even insanity. It is known that allspice essential oil has antiseptic property which can protect the wounds against these infections and it can inhibits bacterial growth and it can help to avoid the mentioned situations.