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Dec
14

Allspice Benefits


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Allspice Benefits

There are many Allspice benefits that you can utilize by adding this herb to your handmade cosmetic recipes. Whether you add this herbal powder to your bath and body recipes or include the spice in food, you are sure to enjoy the benefits. First, there are many reasons why this spice is a good idea to add to your diet. Not only does this spice have a great taste, but your body will benefit, too. Also, this is a great one of the natural herbal cosmetics from Natures Garden that will benefit your skin and hair. So, there are quite a few reasons to want to use this cosmetic herb. In this cosmetic blog, we are going to talk about all the different ways that you can use Allspice to benefit you!

Allspice Benefits: Growing ConditionsAllspice Benefits: Growing Conditions

You can create Allspice from a tree that is sometimes referred to the Jamaica Pepper or the Allspice Pimenta. This tree is more common in warm climates, like Central America and Jamaica. So, areas that aren’t tropical or subtropical may have a more difficult time growing this tree. However, anyone living in colder climates can grow these trees in greenhouses. If you plant your tree in a greenhouse, then you will have to water them often enough to match the amount of rainfall these trees would typically receive.

Also, you will need both a female and a male tree close to one another to produce the berries for making this herb. Once these trees are ready, they will pollinate. Later, the female trees will produce the berries for Allspice! Then, you will need to harvest these berries before they fully ripen. Then, you will be able to dry these green berries in the sun. After the berries are completely dry, you can use them as the spice.

Allspice Benefits: Industry Uses

There are many different ways that you can use this wonderful spice in your homemade recipes. This herbal spice can be used in natural remedy for reducing various aches and pains. Plus, Allspice has a delicious and complex taste that is perfect for seasoning food. So, it is easy to bring a bit of this healthy spice into your diet. Additionally, there are some skin and hair benefits for using this spice along with your other bath and body supplies. So, let’s get into the many benefits that you can gain from using Allspice.

Allspice Benefits: Medicinal UsesAllspice Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Although this spice tastes like a blend of a few other beloved spices, it is its a single spice that has its own unique benefits. While today we mostly use this spice to enhance the flavor of food, there are some benefits you can gain for your body. In fact, some folk medicine throughout history has incorporated this herb into their lives for its beneficial properties. Another positive of this beneficial herb is that it tastes good. So, you can easily incorporate more of this botanical herb into your life by eating deliciously seasoned food. Additionally, it is said that you can create a tea with this herb. However, make sure that you drink this herbal tea with a meal. Some medical professionals believe that this herb can interfere with iron absorption. 

First, some people have used this herb as a homemade, herbal remedies for colds. This spice is thought to reduce symptoms that accompany a fever, cold, or flu. Further, this herb has been used to fight certain bacteria and reduce your chances of getting sick. Additionally, allspice has been found to be useful as one of the home remedies for menstrual cramps. Not only is allspice thought to reduce the pain experienced from menstrual cramps, but in some cases, it has shown to reduce heavy bleeding during your period, as well.

Allspice Benefits: More Medicinal Properties

Allspice is said to help promote healthy digestion. First, it can help reduce issues like indigestion, upset stomach, or vomiting. Many people will take this herb to reduce flatulence and help promote regular bowel movements. Also, it is thought to reduce symptoms of certain digestive issues, like dyspepsia and colic. These qualities come from allspice’s antimicrobial properties. Additionally, some people have found that allspice can help improve their appetite.

Also, this spice has some wonderful benefits that promote heart health. Allspice has been known to relax blood vessels and promote blood circulation, which can help reduce the chance of stroke or heart attack. While clotting can be dangerous, it is necessary during emergency situations or during surgeries. So, make sure that you check with your doctor if you are already taking medications that are meant to slow blood clotting. Also, be sure that you avoid Allspice a few weeks before a surgery to reduce your chance of bleeding too much.

Additionally, this botanical herb has been known to help reduce blood sugar. While this herb can’t replace the benefits of eating right and losing weight, it can be useful for helping reduce blood sugar that is too high. Studies have found that there are antioxidants in spices like this one that are able to help prevent the formation of bad components in the blood, which would’ve led to higher blood sugar.

Another known benefit of Allspice is reducing pain from a toothache. This pain numbing property can be useful for helping reduce pain until your next doctors visit. Also, properties in Allspice are known to be able to help kill bacteria in the mouth. So, this spice is occasionally used in toothpaste. In fact, some dentists use eugenol, which is in Allspice, to kill bad bacteria on teeth.

Allspice Benefits: Bath and Body UsesAllspice Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

Not only does this spice have beneficial properties for inside the body, but this herb will nourish both the skin and hair, too. You can easily include this botanical herb in your homemade bath and body recipes or your cosmetic recipes. These finished products will provide your skin and hair with all kinds of amazing properties. So, let’s look at all the benefits of adding Allspice to your bath and body making supplies.

Allspice Benefits: Bath and Body Benefits

Some people believe that this herb can be beneficial for relieving pain. It is said that this herb has warming effects for the skin that will help to reduce muscle soreness, joint pain, bruises. So, you can perfectly add this herb to homemade lotions to provide aches with the care it deserves. Additionally, you can add this spice to various bath and body products. This allows you to soak in the tub and benefits for these fantastic qualities.

Also, these warming properties have more benefits. First, you can use this herb to help with chest infections. Second, the herb will help to stimulate sweating, which helps to remove toxins and leaving skin clear and healthy.

Also, this herb has antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties that are useful for homemade soap making. So, allspice can help reduce a variety of skin conditions caused by bacteria or fungi. Further, this spice has anti-inflammatory properties that can be useful for reducing issues like eczema, rashes, and other skin conditions involving inflammation.

Also, Allspice can be useful for the hair! This spice is thought to help promote hair growth and reduce hair loss simultaneously, which is amazing for growing long, perfect hair. First, you can help prevent hair loss with this herb by reducing hair damage on the scalp. Since the herb contains various minerals, it is able to help keep the roots strong. The allspice herb will help to open any blocked pores down and reduce pressure on the hair roots. Further, this herb can promote faster hair growth that is both softer and silkier.

Allspice Benefits: Food and BeveragesAllspice Benefits: Food and Beverages

Allspice got its name because it tastes like a blend of cloves, cinnamon, juniper berries, and pepper. You can buy the dried berries whole, which look similar to whole, dried peppercorns. These whole allspice berries can be used to freshly grind into your dishes. If you don’t want to grind your spice at home, then you can buy it in its powder form. You can use this spice in many different recipes to kick things up a notch. Also, you may recognize this flavor in various foods like Jamaican Jerk seasoning or other savory dishes. Another benefit of this spice is creating delicious desserts, like the Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting by Family Oven. Also, you can create yummy dinner recipes, like Roasted Chicken with Allspice and Citrus. So, there are many ways that you can incorporate this spice into your diet.

Allspice Benefits: Other BenefitsAllspice Benefits: Other Benefits

Another way that you can use Allspice is in homemade potpourri. If you like spice scents, then this aromatic spice would make a perfect addition to your potpourri recipe. You may want to use whole allspice herb, but you can sprinkle the powdered herb wholesale into your recipe. If you decide to use the powdered herb, then make sure that your container doesn’t have small holes or leak. So, the powder will likely be best in a decorative bowl rather than a perforated sachet recipe.

Additionally, you can use this herbal spice to help prevent cancer. Some people believe that the eugenol and other elements in this herb can be useful for cancer prevention. In fact, a study had been done on the natural components of in this herb and many have shown that they can be useful for preventing cancer. The herb has shown to prevent tumor formation and reduce a cancer cell’s ability to spread to other parts of the body. While you shouldn’t use this herb as a cancer treatment, some believe the herb can still be useful for reducing your chances of getting cancer.

Allspice Benefits: Interesting History of Allspice

In the past, some people around the Caribbean islands would use the Allspice herb to cure meats. This was especially common with the local pirates, who needed to store meat for their long sea journeys. Although it was more common for people in other areas to preserve meat using salt, the Allspice worked just as well! Due to this difference in the curing process, the French referred to the process of curing with allspice as Boucan. This name lead to many people calling these Caribbean pirates Boucainers, or Buccaneers. If you are interested in learning more interesting facts about this herb as well as others, then check out Spicy Stories: History of Spices by Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader.

Allspice Benefits: Ask Us You QuestionsAllspice Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you learned something in this blog that you can use to benefit your homemade products. If you have any other questions, we are here to answer anything you may be wondering about this herb or any other of our Herbs and Spice. We are available in the store, on the phone, and online. If you want to talk to us online, then you may want to find us on social media. We have a Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle, which is @ngscents, to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon!

Allspice Benefits: A Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell our Allspice Ground Jamaican herb for external use only. Although you can use a food grade spices for cooking, we do not sell any of our herbs or spices as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information we have provided. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
28

Thyme Uses


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Thyme UsesThyme Uses

While thyme is commonly used as a herbal spice for enhancing the taste of food, there are all kinds of wonderful thyme benefits in incorporating this herb for other uses. Natures Garden uses the benefits of our herbal cosmetic ingredients, to create all kinds of different bath and body products. One of these wonderfully herbal bath and body supplies is the Thyme Leaf, which has many benefits! Not only do many people enjoy the cosmetic effects of this herb, but it can be enjoyed in food and herbal medicines, too. Plus, some people find that the herb can provide a beneficial mood boost. So, check out this cosmetic blog to find out more great properties of the herb and all of the thyme uses for your products.

Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions

Our herbal thyme, which is called Thymus vulgaris, is the most common variety of garden thyme. So, you’ve likely seen or tasted it before. This variety of thyme was originally a bushy shrub that was found throughout southern Europe in the western Mediterranean and southern Italy areas. These little shrubs have tiny leaves that are highly aromatic due to their classic scent. Plus, the plant produces either purple or pink flowers in the early summer season. Often, the leaves are what is used, but the thyme flowers can be incorporated into recipes, too.

Currently, there are many more people that grow thyme. So, it is quite common to find people growing their own herb gardens right at home. Plus, thyme is a pretty hardy plant that you can grow right at home. This herb prefers to have conditions that are hot and dry to those that are cool and damp. Also, make sure the plant gets a place in full sun. Since thyme grows more grows slowly from the seed, I’d suggest buying a plant that is already started. If you do start your plant from a seed, then you should make sure to give your thyme a month or so to establish itself before cutting. Once your plant is established you can snip a few stems and benefit from any of the thyme uses that you’d like.

Thyme Uses: Industrial Uses

Obviously, this wonderful herb didn’t get to be so popular without having some wonderful benefits. So, it is no surprise that herbal thyme has all kinds of benefits for your whole body. You can use this herb to create wonderful bath and body recipes that reduce skin issues and promote a healthy, rejuvenated body. Also, you can use this herb in natural remedies to promote health. Further, you can even use thyme to add some flavor to your dishes. There really are many thyme uses for your products and everyday life!

Thyme Uses: Bath and Body ProductsThyme Uses: Bath and Body Products

Plus, you can use this wonderful cosmetic herb to create all kinds of wonderful bath and body products. This herb has beneficial properties that can be used to improve the health of your skin and hair. Plus, the antibacterial benefits of this herb are great for staying healthy and protecting yourself from various skin conditions. So, take a look at some of the benefits your products can gain from incorporating the thyme herb or infusing thyme into your handcrafted cosmetic recipes.

First, this lovely herb has been known to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are perfect for reducing certain skin conditions. One condition that can benefit from thyme is acne, as the herb will fight the bacteria responsible for these break outs. Plus, the anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce acne, too. Additionally, this cosmetic herb has antifungal properties that are useful against Athlete’s Foot. So, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating creams and lotions to use on these conditions. Plus, people have found that this herb can be used to reduce soreness and muscle cramps. So, this would be perfect for creating different bath and body recipes that you can use to soak in the tub.

Also, you can use this herb to promote healthy hair growth. Using this herb in herbal shampoo and conditioner recipes will provide all sorts of wonderful benefits. First, thyme has been known to help increase circulation to the scalp and lead to better hair growth. Also, many people have found that this oil can be beneficial for reducing hair loss and thinning. Further, these herbal recipes would help remove dirt and bacteria from the scalp and prevent dandruff.

Thyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet RecipeThyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet Recipe

One recipe that we included this herb in is the Envelope Sachet Recipe. The aromatic herbs are perfect to create a refreshing blend that enhances the aroma of the Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil. The wonderful aroma of bright floral notes and refreshing herbal scents that are perfectly enhanced by the aromas of fresh thyme, rose petals, and chamomile flowers.

Also, many people find that the scent of thyme is perfect for a mood boost. If you are looking for some positive aromatherapy, then you may want to try creating a natural potpourri, incorporating the herb into your wax melt recipes, or create your own herbal sachet recipes. These are perfect for promoting a positive mood and having your negativity melt away. Since thyme has been linked to promoting a positive mood, it would be a perfect herb to add to your scented sachet recipe!

Thyme Uses: Medicinal UsesThyme Uses: Medicinal Uses

Thyme has been loved as a medicinal herb for generations. In fact, this herb was a favorite of emperors during the Roman era because it was thought to protect the body from poison. Also, Victorian era nurses would use thyme infused water to bathe bandages and protect wounds. Thyme was even used during the times of the Black Death to help try to prevent the spread of disease. In fact, the boutonnieres worn during this time included thyme, which is actually known to be a powerful antiseptic.

Also, thyme can be used to reduce bad breath. In fact, the herb is known to kill much of the bad bacteria in your mouth, which can increase oral health. Many people have found this herb especially useful for cavities and gingivitis. Plus, is a great, natural cough remedy that you can use to alleviate many symptoms, like a sore throat or coughing. Further, the vitamins contained in this herb are known to be helpful for promoting your immune system, which can help shorten your cold.  Plus, there have been studies that show that this herb can be used to detoxify the body and help with weight loss. Additionally, some have found that this herb can be great for reducing stress, boosting your mood, and melting away your worries. So, creating a thyme tea would be perfect for the health of your mouth and helping to get over an illness!

Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages

Today, thyme is a common herb that many cooks choose to use to enhance the flavor of a dish. Some people describe the taste of thyme as being sweeter than sage and slightly spicier than oregano. Typically, people are referring to the leaves when they are talking about this herb. However, the blossoms are edible, too. Many people say that these flowers add a lemon-ish taste to the food. Also, some people will use these flowers to create their own flavored butter. If you don’t want to eat these flowers, then you can harvest the stems. Simply harvest them before they get the chance to bloom. Even if you are not ready to use what you harvest, you can store these herbs in an airtight container for some time.

Not only does this herb taste good, but it has some great properties for your body, too. First, thyme has been known to lower your blood pressure, lower your heart rate, and improve your circulation. Also, the antioxidant levels are perfect for promoting the health of your cells. Another benefit is that the herb has vitamins that promote good eye health. So, there are plenty of reasons to add some thyme to your typical diet.

Using thyme in the kitchen is a great way to spice up your meals and provide your body with benefits. If you are looking for meal ideas, then check out Cooking Lights’ article called Cooking with Thyme. This web page has all kinds of scrumptious recipes that would be great for dinner and perfectly include thyme. So, you can eat delicious food that is great for your body.

Thyme Uses: Other UsesThyme Uses: Other Uses

Another one of thyme’s many uses is repelling pests either inside or outside your home. If you have a pest problem with mice, rats, insects, or mosquitoes, then you may want to give this herb a try. You can use thyme in a recipe for homemade mosquito repellent and spray these pests away. Also, you can rub some thyme between your hands to release the essential oils and spread this goodness all over to repel mosquitoes. Additionally, you can spread the herb around your home or garden area to ward off some of the other pests. Just be aware that simply planting thyme won’t do the trick. You need to expose the natural oils found in thyme in order for it to have any effect.

Also, some gardeners have found that the blooms of the thyme plant attract bees. So, if you want more pollinators in your garden these flowers may be a good way to go. Just make sure to let a few of your sprigs go uncut so they can grow enough to produce these bee friendly flowers!

Another useful idea for thyme is to create your own homemade cleaning products to clean your surfaces. Since this herb contains antibacterial properties it would make a perfect addition to a natural home cleaner.

Thyme Uses: Herbal Folklore

Did you know that herbs were such an integral part of life that there are even stories of folklore around some of them? Thyme was often thought of as a favorite of fairies. So, a new patch of wild thyme would’ve been where the fairies had danced. Also, there was some myth in German and Danish folklore that certain thyme oil could be used to allow us to see the fairies. However, this thyme oil would’ve had to have been gathered on the side of a hill where fairies were previously.

Also, English and French people thought that creating a bed of thyme in their garden would attract fairies to stay in their gardens. Plus, the fairy Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream talks about the thyme on the bank of the river, which shows how important it was thought to be for fairies. If you would like to learn more about fairy lore, then you can check out Where the Wild Thyme Grows: Fairies by Mother Earth Living.

Thyme Uses: Talk to Us Thyme Uses: Talk to Us

Hopefully, there was something you found interesting about thyme in this natural beauty blog! We at Natures Garden would love to answer your questions. So, any of your questions or concerns about using this herb in your recipes can be directed to us. You can find us in a few different ways, including stopping by the store, calling, or finding us online. You can reach us online on our Facebook page or use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter. This is the perfect place to ask questions and chat with other like-minded people. You don’t want to miss out!

Thyme Uses: Reminder About Natures Garden Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our thyme herb for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information that we provide only is for educational purposes. We do not intend to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. The customer has all the responsibility of testing.