Pimenta officinalis Lindl.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

This species produces the well-known spice, which is used in Jamaica in the preparation of the liqueur pimento dram. This has some reputation for the relief of stomach-ache and painful menstruation.

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Origin

Jamaica

Folk medicinal uses

In addition to uses already recorded it should be noted that the aromatic leaves are among the ingredients of baths and fomentations for fever and pain, and that pimento is included in some cold remedies. Lindley recorded that the oil relieves toothache. In mulled port wine it was, at one time, used in the treatment of dysentery.

 

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts I & II. – p. 20.

2) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts III & IV. – p. 63.

Pimenta officinalis Lindl.
Término aceptado: 04-Oct-2021