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The pimento berry tree is classified as an evergreen shrub. This tree can reach 10–18 m (33–59 ft) in height. It can be a small, scrubby tree, quite similar to the bay laurel in size and form. It can also be a tall, canopy tree, sometimes grown to provide shade for coffee trees planted underneath it.
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Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Pimento Berry (West Indian Bay)
Allspice, is also called Jamaica pepper, pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, Turkish Yenibahar, or newspic. It is the dried unripe fruit (berries, used as a spice) of Pimenta dioica, a tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America. The name 'allspice' was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who thought it combined the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove
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Safety Information for Pimento Berry (West Indian Bay)
- According to Tisserand & Young, Pimento Berry Essential Oil may (oral usage) inhibit blood clotting, cause drug interactions, cause skin & mucous membrane sensitization. Contraindications: May interact with pethidine, MAOIs or SSRIs, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia & other bleeding disorders.
- Eugenol belongs to the Phenol chemical family. Phenols are potentially irritating components to the skin and mucous membranes, and they can cause dermatitis and sensitization. If phenols are present in high concentrations in the essential oil, the essential oil should be used in very low dilutions on the skin, diluted well in carrier oil, and only used for short periods of time.
- Phenol-high oils are skin irritating if used in a bath.
- Use in small amounts when blending phenol-rich oils for diffusing (no more than 10% of the pure essential oil blend).
- Phenol-rich oils should not be used on people with skin issues such as dermatitis, or on babies or children.
- Oils high in eugenol, thymol or carvacrol inhibits platelet aggregation, and are not to be used by people with blood clotting disorders, by people taking anticoagulant drugs such as aspirin or Warfarin, or before surgery.
- Suggested maximum topical use of eugenol is 0.5%. In small doses, eugenol can be liver-protective, however, in high concentrations, it is hepatotoxic and can cause tissue damage.
- Maximum dermal level 1.0% (based on 50.4% eugenol content with a dermal limit of 0.5%