Q. The Caribbean, sailboats, calypso music & tropical breezes, but also a place for folk healing @ its finest. This spice, native to the islands, is used as a digestive aid, pain reliever, & anesthetic. Jamaicans drink it hot in tea for colds.
A. Allspice Is known universally to just about any cook & adds a warm rich flavor to foods when seasoned to taste. Dentists use the oil in allspice as a local anesthetic for teeth & gums.