The allspice is a myrtle tree most commonly found in Jamaica. It gets its name from the unique combination of aromas in its fruit, a blending of the tastes of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg with just a little peppery heat.
Gram for gram, the antioxidant content of allspice is greater than most other berries, fruits, and vegetables. Allspice is also rich in quercetin, in quantities sufficient to make the herb useful in preventing allergies. And as users of the herb already know, allspice assists digestion and prevents belching, bloating, flatulence, and indigestion.