Allspice is shown to act as a (temporary) local anesthetic (because of eugenol, which is also found in cloves) and antibacterial agent. It is also said to be useful for digestive problems and “one-sided” headaches/neuralgia.
Allspice is most effective when ground fresh just before it is steeped as an infusion in a covered mug or pot for about ten minutes.
Note — Allspice can cause negative side-effects when taken in large doses and is an allergen for some people.
Allspice Drink Recipes
Allspice is a popular masala chai spice and ingredient in apple cider recipes.