May 26, 2016

Allspice

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How does Allspice work?

Allspice contains a chemical called eugenol, which might explain some of its traditional uses for toothache, muscle pain, and as a germ-killer.

Are there safety concerns?

Allspice is safe for most adults when used as a spice. However, there is not enough information available to know if allspice is safe in medicinal amounts.

When applied directly to the skin, allspice can cause allergic skin reactions in sensitive people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Allspice is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

Surgery: Allspice can slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the chance of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using allspice at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


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