Thursday, September 1, 2011

Allspice essential oil or Pimento leaf oil

Pimento leaf carries a combination scent of cloves, juniper berries, cinnamon and pepper. This is the reason it is also referred to as Allspice. Of these scents, clove dominates. Allspice essential oil, pimenta dioica or pimento essential oil, is credited with many therapeutic properties such as an anesthetic, analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative, muscle relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant and tonic.
Allspice essential oil, pimenta dioica, blends well with the following essential oils: ginger, geranium, lavender, orange, patchouli, and ylang ylang.
Allspice oil cautions - Allspice essential oil, pimenta dioica, can irritate mucous membranes, and should be used only in dilution as it can be a dermal irritant.
Allspice essential oil properties - anesthetic, analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative, muscle relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant and tonic.

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