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Pimenta officinalis; the dried fruit is used as a carminative and flavoring agent; of purported value as a topical anesthetic.
Synonym(s): Jamaica pepper.


n Latin names:
Pimento officinalis, Eugenia pimenta; parts used: berries (dried, unripened), fruit (powdered); uses: gas, muscle aches, indigestion, toothaches; precautions: pregnancy; lactation; children; patients with colon disease, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis. Also called
clove pepper, Jamaica pepper, or
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