Other benefits of Allspice
Allspice has proved to be very beneficial in the treatment of arthritic and rheumatic pains and other muscular and joint problems. The application of Allspice helps to draw out the inflammation and increases the blood supply to the wounded area, providing a warm and calming effect.
Allspice is also known to settle the nervous system, which perhaps could benefit or be helpful for stress and anxiety.
How is Allspice used in cooking?
Allspice flavours are said to be very similar to the mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and pepper. Allspice is well-known for being used as the main ingredient to make Jamaican jerk seasoning, a marinade mixture, which is used to flavour meats and poultry. The meat is marinated in the spicy seasoning and then cooked over an open fire, where Allspice branches are used for the firewood.
Allspice is also commonly used in milk puddings and desserts; in Caribbean soups, stews and curries; and in chutneys, jams and pickles. However, around Christmas time, it’s fantastic in mulled wine. Check out a recipe we discovered online here.