Unripe berries of Eugenia pimento.—West Indies.
Dose.—From ten grains to one drachm.
Therapeutic Action.—Allspice is stimulant, diaphoretic, stomachic, and astringent. It is one of the most pleasant and grateful of the aromatic stimulants, but its use as a medicine is quite limited, its employment being mostly confined to culinary purposes. It possesses the aromatic, stimulant, stomachic, and carminative properties of the spices generally, and may be used to excite the gastric nerves, remove flatulence, etc., in relaxed and atonic states of the stomach.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.