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    Jamaica Pepper: Benefits and Medicinal Properties

    In popular medicine, the oil extract of Jamaican pepper is applied directly to the area of a toothache, acting as a natural anesthetic, which also applies when pepper is used as a bath herb for muscle pain. It is mixed with other herbs and applied as a poultice for the treatment of rheumatism, followed by compresses. Jamaican pepper is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, in addition to beta-carotene.

    History and curiosities
    Before the arrival of the Europeans to the Caribbean, Pimenta dioica was one of the most common culinary herbs in the region. The best variety of the plant is produced in Jamaica, where the plant develops under special conditions.
    The wood of the tree was widely used in the production of walking sticks, a fact that put the species at risk of extinction.

    Published in 16/07/2017 12:56:39
    Source: Agrospice Brasil
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