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Allspice Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Pimenta Officinalis Diocia, Pimenta Dioica
Hindi Name
Kebab Cheeni, Seetful,
Homeopathic Name
Pimenta Officinalis   -   Mother Tincture

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Nutrients in Allspice

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Parts Used

Dried, Unripe Fruit

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Allspice

Avoid use during Pregnancy, Breast Feeding.
It may cause allergies such as Eczema, Skin Irritation and Itching.
It may cause Convulsions.
Consult an expert before taking this herb.
Avoid excessive use, may be toxic.
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Allspice is a tree.
It is an evergreen.
It belongs to the Myrtle family.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 12 M.
Best used for Toothache, Gum Diseases.

“An All-Round Healer” Allspice tree is ever green. Allspice or Kababchini a spice commonly known as “Cubeb Pepper is used in Asian countries for cooking purposes. It is the dried fruit of a deodar tree “Pimenta dioica” which belongs to the family of creepers. The Pimenta dioica is a parasitic shrub which survives on other full-grown trees.

The Cubeb Pepper shrub is about 9 meters in height and its leaves are egg-shaped and ten to twelve cm in length. The fruit it bears are still unripe and green in color. The color of the fruit turns black when it is dried in the Sun. The fruit or the berries are forty seven mm in diameter. Allspice berries are similar to large brown peppercorns. The berries vary in size between 4 to 7 mm (1/8 - 1/4 in) and are dark red-brown in color. The outer shell contains two seeds.

These berries are ground to a fine powder and have a sharp odor and a mild, sweet taste. Cubeb Pepper or Kababchini grows in Central and South America, Mexico, Kashmir and in some parts of India.

Kababchini or Renuka, is a popular cooking ingredient in India and many other Asian countries. Usually used for flavoring curries due to its amazing fragrance.

Allspice gets its rich and fragrant aroma from the volatile oil Eugenol, the same substance that has made oil of clove such a well-known pain desensitizer.

Allspice is sweetly pungent with a peppery kick, a complex taste. It puts flavor to the liqueurs and is used as a common ingredient in curries.

It is best known best known, however, as a pickling agent.

Allspice is commonly used to fragrance cosmetics and even deodorants.

Strong Antioxidant – It is loaded with Antioxidants. The Ellagic acid, Eugenol and Quercetin present in it fight the oxidative cell damage that can lead to Cancer, Heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other chronic health problems.

Close Substitute for Allspice – Combine one part nutmeg to two parts each of ground cinnamon and cloves.

Local Anesthetic and Antiseptic for teeth and gum.

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Materia Medica for Allspice

Allspice General

Allspice is also familiar as English Pepper. It is associated to the Myrtaceae family.
It counters Fever.
It alleviates Toothache thus, works as a Mouth Freshener.
It cures ailments like Chest infection, Cold and Flu which may result in Respiratory discomfort.
Allspice is a good herbal remedy for Dyspepsia i.e. Indigestion. It boosts Digestion and prevents Stomach ache, Vomiting, Acid Reflux and Flatulence.
It increases the Need for Food.
It eases Colic pain.
It is potent in balancing the degree of Blood Sugar in the Body.
It curbs Neuralgia.
Allspice is a good herbal remedy for Muscular and Joint ailments. It is favourable in treating Muscle troubles like Convulsions and Muscle Pain. It curbs Joint complaints like Arthritis and Rheumatism.
It heals Bruises, Wounds and ceases Bleeding.
It suppresses Fatigue.
Allspice is advantageous in treating the condition of Heavy Bleeding during Menses and Menstrual Cramps.
It provides relief from the condition of Diarrhea.

Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords : Fever, Oral Problems, Respiratory Problems, Digestion Problems, Appetizer, Colic, Diabetes, Neuralgia, Muscular Problems, Joint Problems, Bruises, Fatigue, Menopause Problems, Diarrhea.
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Allspice ( Kabab Chinni ) for Digestive Disorders

Add Allspice ( Kabab Chinni ) in your daily food.

Allspice ( Kabab Chinni ) for Joint Pain

Crush some fresh berries. Mix few drops of oil and massage onto the painful area.

Allspice ( Kabab Chinni ) for Flatulence

Take a teaspoon dried berries of Allspice ( Kabab Chinni ). Pour over a cup of boiling water. Steep for 10-12 minutes. Drink hot as a tea.

Allspice ( Kabab Chinni ) for Bruises

Grind some Allspice ( Kabab Chinni ) berries and mix water to make a fine paste. Apply evenly onto the affected area and then cover with a cloth.

Allspice as an Aphrodisiac

Allspice enhances the sexual potency. It is helpful in the treatment of Sexual Dysfunction.
Include Allspice in your daily diet.
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Herbal Treatment For Itching 4

Mix Aloe Vera juice with Butter, Allspice powder and sugar. Eat once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver and Kidney Tonic

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Liver and Kidney nourishment.
Chinese Knotweed
Dong Quai
Ligusticum Wallichii
Angelica Dahurica
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.

Herbal Treatment For Depression 5

Mix 1 teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, 1 teaspoon of dried Ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of Camphor powder, 2 teaspoons of Tailed Pepper in milk to make a paste. Apply over your forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 18

Combine 1 teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, 1 teaspoon of dried Ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of Camphor powder, 2 teaspoons of Tailed Pepper in milk to make a paste. Apply over your forehead.
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Dr Agrawal P1 ( India Maharashtra )
29 Mar 2017
Are the kabab chini ,sheetal chini and revend chini are same?
31 Mar 2017
Dear Dr Agarwal P1
All of them are different. The details are given below :
Kabab Chini and Sheetal Chini - Piper Cubeba
Revand Chini - Rheum Webbianum
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Latoya ( Bahamas )
03 Jun 2020
Can the leaves be used for this herb??, and if so..how are they used and what are they used to treat?
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