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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 19:17 IST

7 incredible benefits of Allspice you need to know for a healthier lifestyle

Allspice, is a member of the myrtle family. It has a flavour profile reminiscent of a blend of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

7 benefits of allspice
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Allspice, a spice that comes from the dried berries of the Pimenta dioica plant, is a member of the myrtle family. Berries are picked when green and unripe, then you can briefly ferment and sun-dried until brown. When dry, they look like large, smooth peppercorns. They have comparable warming effects as similar to garam masala, but it's not as strong. 

Here are 7 benefits of allspice:

Relieves Aches And Pains

One of the major uses of allspice stems from its pain-relieving characteristics. It contains eugenol, which is an antiseptic and anesthetic ingredient.  This has made allspice tea, essential oil, a go-to for relieving headaches, menstrual cramps, and muscle pain.

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Cancer-Fighting Properties

Several studies shed light on cancer and cancer-fighting properties. Eugenol, gallic acid, and quercetin found in allspice have potential antiproliferative, anti-tumor properties on cancerous cells.

Antimicrobial, And Anti-inflammatory Properties

The presence of eugenol in allspice also shows antimicrobial and antifungal effects and antioxidant activities. The Allspice has been used traditionally for treating infectious diseases.

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Helps in Digestive Disorders

Allspice also has carminative properties, it can relieve gas, bloating, and stomach upset. The spice's antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that may ease cramps and aid digestion. Consuming too much allspice or being sensitive to it can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.

Menopause Treatment

 When a woman goes through menopause, the body deals with a decline in estrogen and progesterone levels. This hormonal imbalance may lead to hot flashes, disturbances in sleep, mood swings, and weight gain.

Weight management

Research shows that allspice extract may activate Takeda G protein-coupled receptor 5, a protein that is responsible for the secretion of hunger-reducing hormones glucagon-like peptide 1 and peptide YY. These hormones may help reduce your appetite by increasing feelings of fullness.

Allspice prevents hair loss

The derivative allspice, oil can be used to massage for scalp by preventing hair loss, and helping to gain more hair. The oil helps block the pores of the scalp and into the hair roots. A proper recommendation from a physician is required to keep your health in check.

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 19:17 IST

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