Formal Name: Pimenta dioica
Supplement Forms: Pills, food, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


Allspice, also known as Kurundu, Jamaica pepper, Myrtle pepper, and pimenta, is a made from the dried, unripened berries of a tree found in many tropical areas of the world. Contrary to the beliefs of some, it is not actually a combination of other herbs and spices. The name "allspice" was invented by the British in the early 1600s after they found that it tasted like a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.

Bodily Functions Allspice Assists

Allspice is a food flavoring that can be used as a digestive aide and fatigue reliever. It is also sometimes used to treat cold symptoms and diabetes.

Foods High in Allspice

Allspice is used in cooking in a similar fashion to the bay leaf. Fresh allspice leaves are added to soups and stews as a flavoring and aromatic agent, and are removed before serving. Allspice is most frequently used in Caribbean cooking, as a key ingredient of jerk seasoning, pickling, and sauces. In these cases, it is typically ground into a powder before cooking.

Ailment That Allspice Eliminates:
  • Alleviates toothaches
  • Works as a deoderant
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Relieves flatulence
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Could interact negatively with iron or mineral supplements
  • May cause vomiting and nausea in some individuals
  • Skin rashes
  • Seizures, if consumed excessively
  • Should not be consumed by pregnant or breastfeeding women