Pimenta officinalis
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Pimenta officinalis


  family myrtaceae 
  genus pimenta 

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Genus  Pimenta Species  officinalis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  allspice Family  MYRTACEAE Specimen number  S6849 Data source  MedPl p246;Frgnt p359
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Pimenta officinalis has flowers, leaves and berries that are strongly spicy.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  carminative   antidiarrheal   stimulant   stomachic   antiseptic Medicinal parts  Berries   Essential oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  yes Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Pimenta officinalis has numerous traditional medicinal uses. Some of its many uses are: as a carminative, as an antidiarrheal, as a stimulant and as a stomachic. More uses are listed in the medicinal properties section. Allspice should only be used under professional guidance. This plant is not to be taken by pregnant women. The berries and the essential oil are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  flowers have a fragrant perfume noticable from a distance; leaves are sweet scen Fragrance parts  Flowers   Leaves   Berries Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Spicy Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Pimenta officinalis is a native plant in the natural environment.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  July is the usual month for flowering.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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