Allspice is thought to come from England in the early 17th century a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Use: Allspice is versatile enough to be used in meat dishes, pickling, drinks, and dessert. A classic use of allspice is in Jamaican jerk seasoning.
Health Benefits: Allspice has carminative properties, which means it can relieve gas, bloating, and stomach upset. Its eugenol may ease diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, gas, and even constipation. The spice's many antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that may ease cramps and aid digestion.
Did you know Russian soldiers used allspice as a deodorant by rubbing it all over their bodies.