Allspice is a plant and an herb. An aromatic tropical American evergreen tree (Pimenta dioica) having opposite, simple leaves and small white flowers clustered in cymes; as well as the spice from the whole or ground dried nearly ripe berrylike fruit of the allspice tree. Often used in baking, having a mildly pungent taste suggesting the combined flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clovesĘ
- botanical information
- part used
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- health care
- Ayurvedic herbalism
- cautions and contraindications
Botanical name: Pimenta officinalis or Pimenta dioica
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Common name: allspice, bay rum berry, clove pepper, Jamaica pepper, newspice, pimenta, pimento
Arabic name: bahar halu, tawabil halua
Chinese (Cantonese) name: do heung gwo
Chinese (Mandarin) name: duo xiang guo
Danish name: allehande
Dutch name: piment
French name: piment de Jamaïque, poivre-giroflee
German name: piment-pfeffer
Greek name: bahari, aromatoprperi
Indian name: kabab cheene, seetful
Italian name: pepe de Giamaica
Japanese name: hyakumikosho
Portuguese name: pimenta-da-Jamaica
Russian name: yamayski pyerets
Spanish name: pimenta gorda
Swedish name: kryddpeppar
Turkish name: yenibahar, Jamaika biberi
from Koehlers Medicinal-Plants 1887
Origin: Jamaica, Cuba, Guatemala, Hondorus, southern Mexico
Part Used: Ripe and unripe fruits, essential oil extracted from leaves.
Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs
Astrological planet: Mars
magickal correspondences and uses:
Gender: masculine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Western element: fire
Magickal uses: health, luck, prosperity, and productive imagining
Burn allspice for prosperity spells.
Mars spells: Allspice (as an herb) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Mars matters (aggression, courage, defensive magick, exorcism, healing after surgery, hex-breaking, lust, physical strength, politics, protection, sexual energy, sexual potency, and strength). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Mars for a list of herbal substitutes for allspice.
health care uses:
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For more information, see the article on Ayurvedic medicine.
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Allspice is believed to be safe.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
See also: herbs