Allspice Meaning, Healing, and Magical Uses


Welcome to the Masters’ Grimoire of Magical Herbs page for Allspice. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this herb including Allspice's magical uses, Allspice physical healing, and emotional healing properties, plus its use in meditation, Allspice lore and legends, and much more!

Introduction to Allspice


The name allspice was coined in the early 1600s by the English, who considered it a spice that combined the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. It can be used in salty and savory foods, giving it many uses in cooking. In addition to its many applied uses in the kitchen, Allspice has many health benefits as well, containing antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that can be used to ease everything from aches and pains to help with blood pressure management.

Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper or pimento, is native to the West Indies and Central America. The actual allspice spice is created from the dried fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant, a tropical evergreen tree that is a member of the Myrtle family, or Myrtaceae. The leaves and wood of the allspice plant are also utilized, usually for smoking meats. The essential oil of allspice is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves and fruits, which slightly differ from each other in color and aroma.

Allspice, under the name, pimento, is used in Caribbean Jerk seasoning as well as in other popular dishes in the Caribbean region and West Indies. Allspice is also a popular spice in Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes.


Allspice Magical Uses and Purposes


Allspice is an herb for finding unity in the midst of diversity. It is an herb of objectivity, open-mindedness, tolerance, and understanding. But, as with all Fire-dominated herbs, it encourages structure, balance, and governing rules. Allspice is an herb that unites under one cause with one agenda. Strong leadership with strong moral principles, but also empathy and understanding, is required to unite those with differing opinions. 

Ruled by Mars and the Fire Element, Allspice encourages masculine energies and a fiery disposition. It incites courage and strength in the face of adversity. It is also a very protective herb, especially in dangerous situations. It is an herb that will "light a fire within," encouraging virility, motivation, and unwavering persistence. Allspice is an herb of leadership and exemplary action. 

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Healing with Allspice

Allspice Physical Health Benefits


Allspice can be used as an anesthetic. As an oil, it can have a numbing effect that is locally effective. It does not affect the central nervous system. This can help the body withstand certain pains associated with bone and muscular injuries, joint strain, insect bites, and stings.

Allspice can be used as an analgesic. Since it has a numbing effect on the nerves, it does not let them sense or register pain or carry that sensation to the brain. Gives relief from pain, such as the pain of headaches, colds, and sinusitis.

Allspice can be used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Protects wounds against severe infections and inhibits bacterial growth.

The eugenol in Allspice may help relieve gas in the intestines- relieving indigestion, unrest, stomach aches, heaviness, rheumatism, cramps, and chest pain.

Allspice helps boost immunity with the help of its antibacterial activity.

Allspice gives relief from cramps and spasms.

Allspice helps relieve insomnia.

This herb increases blood circulation below the skin, helps with digestion and secretions in the body, thereby helping maintain proper metabolism. This also stimulates the growth of cells and the generation of new cells. (1)

It can used to relieve flatulence, indigestion, bronchitis, cough & cold, and arthritis

Allspice is often used for perfuming soaps.

Use Allspice as a paste to soothe toothache (much like cloves) and as a mouthwash to freshen breath.

It is a popular component of jerk seasoning in Caribbean cooking and is also very popular in English cooking and is often added to stews and sauces and used in pickling vegetables.

Notes from the Masters

Until now, I had only heard of allspice in cooking, particularly pumpkin pies. It was interesting to learn that it is used for healing and as an antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. The next time I spy allspice in my herb cabinet I”m sure I”ll think of it differently.
~ Master Tess

Spiritual Healing with Allspice


Allspice is associated with the element of fire and the planet Mars.

It is masculine in nature. Use this herb to honor very virile and powerful male archetypes.

Allspice can be very uplifting and increases energy and determination.

It can be used to attract money and luck by drying the berries, using the essential oil, or using allspice incense.

Allspice is often used to promote healing (especially in an herbal bath).

It is a vitalizing spice, perfect for health amulets.

This herb aids psychic powers and psychic awareness.

Burn allspice incense or essential oil during meditation to help with inspiration, creativity, and wisdom. It also works on higher planes for good or evil.

It is used in the making of fertility necklaces and can also be helpful in talismans, spells, and rituals for physical and psychic protection.

It is considered a "good luck charm" that increases the chances of beating out the competition.  Carry the whole berries in your pocket to improve your chances on interview or winning clients and making sales. Sprinkle the powder across a place of business or dust the hands when you want to succeed.

When you use it in cooking, send out the intention that you are adding wealth to your life as you add allspice to your meals.

Emotional Healing with Allspice


Allspice is a very uplifting herb. It helps to increase energy levels and encourages determination. If you have a project or endeavor that you need to be completed but are having trouble setting your mind to the task, Allspice can help by giving you the mental and emotional strength, plus the persistence needed, to get the job done. 

The Fire energy in Allspice will keep you motivated, virile, and powerful. And, its potent masculine energy will encourage action, willpower, and confidence. Allspice encourages doing your best regardless of the circumstances. Set a good example for those who look to you as a role model and consider how your actions and words may affect those around you. 

Allspice for Chakra Healing

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Allspice is prescribed for treating imbalances of the Root and Sacral Chakras. The Root Chakra is the first chakra also sometimes known as the Base Chakra, the red chakra, or Muladhara. It is located at the base of the spine and controls the kinesthetic energy for feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical energy and spiritual energy for the body.

When the Root Chakra is physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, feeling down, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When the spiritual energies of the Root Chakra are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. You may begin to doubt your beliefs, stop being loyal to those around you, or find yourself deriving little joy from physical pleasures. You will also likely have a lack of motivation and drive.

The Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra, is located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body. It is the reservoir of the life force and all life flows out from the sacral chakra. It controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other “non-linear” communication come from this chakra.

When it is out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as confusion, over-dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration and bitterness. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, enjoy yourself, play, and find you are flexible in both body and mind.


Color Energy of Allspice


The color ray for Allspice is Brown. The brown color ray represents grounding and meditation. It is the ray of composure, relaxation, and reconnecting with the natural world. Brown is also the color to use when it is necessary to get down from an excited state, or from being “up in the air,” undecided, or flighty. It represents vigor, stability, and intelligence.

The brown color ray symbolizes duty, morals, and protection. It is also a warm color, pleasing to the human eye. Similar to the earth beneath our feet, it makes us feel stable and secure, grounded and confident. When you have a stable footing, you feel self-aware and safe. You are sure of yourself- at peace with your body and its relationship to the earthly realm. 


Angels Associated with Allspice

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Allspice is associated with Rehael, Protector and Ruler of the dates October 4-8 and the astrological sign of Libra. It is also associated with Umabel, Protector and Ruler of the dates January 21-25 and the astrological sign of Aquarius, and Yehuidiah, Protector and Ruler of the dates September 3-7 and the astrological sign of Virgo. 


Allspice and the Goddess

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Allspice is sacred to Oya, Yoruba orisha of winds, lightning, and violent storms, death and rebirth, and Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war and healing.  

Oya is the goddess of weather. She can call forth lightning, storms, tornadoes, and earthquakes. According to Yoruba tradition, she is the manifestation of wind, fire, and rainstorms. A Fire Goddess, it is Oya who brings rapid change and aids us in both inner and outer transformation, the goddess of both death and rebirth. Because of this, Oya is also associated with funerals and burials. It is believed that is a part of her duty to bring souls to the afterlife. Oya also holds great psychic powers, being able to commune with the godly realm and earthly realm alike. She can commune with the dead and can even decide whether or not a soul is ready to die based on unfinished business on earth. The Niger River, known as Odo-Oya in the native language, is named after her.

Sekhmet is an Egyptian warrior goddess. Daughter of Re, she is one of the female counterparts of the Eye of Re, the vengeful manifestation of Re's power. She is often associated with Hathor, Bastet, Raet-Tawy, and Mut. Sekhmet was usually depicted as a lioness or as a woman with the head of a lioness, on which was placed the solar disk and the uraeus serpent. Sekhmet was associated with disease, but also healing and medicine. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare. Upon death, Sekhmet continued to protect them, bearing them to the afterlife.


Allspice Birth Herb


Allspice is one of the birth herbs for those born on January 30, April 13, April 17, May 16, July 9, July 22, September 1, November 25, November 27, December 1, and December 6. Those with birthdays on these dates will find they have special attraction to Allspice and the magickal energies of Allspice may be dominate in their personality traits


Allspice I Ching Hexagram


Allspice is governed by Hexagram 30, Setting an Example. Key energies are: "Example, model, role model, template, pattern, illustration, object lesson, exemplary action, leadership, precedent".


Allspice Astrological Sign


Allspice is associated with the Zodiac signs of Aries and Scorpio.

In Moon Astrology, Allspice is associated with the Mansion of the Sacred Flames and the 18th Mansion of the Moon, the Mansion of the Stream.

These associations help us realize that Allspice is a fire energy herb that can aid us to be resolute, adaptable, and boundles, Streams are resolute. They go around, over, under, or through obstacles, wearing them down over time. Streams persevere and the hardest rock is eventually defeated. As they grow, they gather strength and become forces of nature. 


Uses of Allspice in Feng Shui

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Allspice brings in the energy of the Water element.  

The fruit of Allspice brings us Water energy. Water energy is Yin, flowing, life giving, adaptable, nurturing and sacred. Use the berries of Allspice for feminine power, adaptability, overcoming obstacles, tolerance, keep the flow of life and money growing, and all efforts to nurture others and yourself. 


Uses of Allspice in Talismans and Amulets


Allspice is used to make talismans and amulet for needs including: Addiction Therapy Support, Affection, Approval, Benevolence, New Beginnings, Rebirth, Generosity, Neutralizing Bitterness, Dealing with a Broken Heart, Caring, Compassion, Condescension, Consideration, Fighting Cruelty, Decency, Direction in Life, Despair, Dealing with Disrespect, Curing Emotional Blackmail, Dealing with Exploitation, Dealing with Feelings, Goodness, Dealing with Gossip, Dealing with Imperfection, Harmony, Brotherhood, Congeniality, Courtesy, Grace, Dealing with Animosity, Assertiveness, Dealing with Bigotry, Commitment, Competition, Dealing with Corruption, Dealing with Crisis, Dealing with Cynicism, Dealing with Distress, Fidelity, Fortitude, Honesty, Imagination, Removing Inhibitions, Dealing with legal Matters, Banishing Lethargy, Mature Love, Mellowness, Morality, Motivation, Obligations, Letting Go of the Past, Dealing with Problems, Dealing with Rigidity, Subtlety, Willpower, Determination, Persistence, Traveling Safely, Drive, Action, and Physical Prowess.


Using Allspice in Divination

Use Allspice in divinations for understanding your role as a leader and role model. Also, to increase self-awareness and mindfulness, including the impact of your actions and words on those around you. 


Meditation with Allspice

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When you can appreciate nature’s power to break through all barriers, you will discover that this same power is inside of you.


Lore and Legends of Allspice

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Allspice was used by the Mayans as an embalming agent.

It was also used by native Central Americans to flavor chocolate. 

The Arawaks used allspice to help cure and preserve meats. Many historians believe them to be the first to discover the technique of barbecuing meat. Meat cured this way was known as boucans. Later, settlers who cured meat this way became known as buccaneers, which eventually came to be the word "buccaneers".

Allspice was one of the many things discovered by Spanish explorers when they landed in the West Indies. They thought it looked like black peppercorns, so they named it Jamaican Pepper or Pimento, from the Spanish word “Pimenta” which means pepper, hence the use of these words in allspice’s scientific names.

The English named it "Allspice" because it is said to have the aroma of many spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, and juniper berries. There were several attempts to grow allspice in Europe, but the transplanted trees never produced much fruit.


Nicole Farmer

Nicole is a Certified Crystal Master, Crystal Herb Master, and Master of the Tarot. She has been working with crystals, herbs, and the tarot for over 10 years.  She is the co-author and teacher of the Crystal Master Herbalist Course offered by the Crystal Guild. Nicole is a Florida native and has been with Crystal Vaults for over 7 years.

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Sacred numbers of herbs are revealed in the "Ritual of the Sacred Number" ceremony performed monthly by a Crystal Master Herbalist when the Moon is transiting the Mansion of the Herbalist.  

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