Pimenta dioica herb benefit
January 2 2017

Common Names of Pimenta dioica include allspice, pimento, and Jamaica pepper. Pimenta dioica is from the myrtle Family. Piementa dioica is a popular spice.

Cancer prevention
Anticancer and antioxidant tannins from Pimenta dioica leaves.
Z Naturforsch. 2007; Marzouk MS, Moharram FA, Mohamed MA, Gamal-Eldeen AM, Aboutabl EA. Natural Products Group, Nobel Project Laboratory, National Research Centre, El-Behoos St., Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.
Two galloylglucosides, and two C-glycosidic tannins, vascalaginone and grandininol, together with fourteen known metabolites, gallic acid, methyl gallate, nilocitin, 1-O-galloyl-4,6-(S)-hexahydroxydiphenoyl-(alpha/beta)-D-glucopyranose, hexahydroxydiphenoyl-(alpha/beta)-D-glucopyranose, valoneoyl-(alpha/beta)-D-glucopyranose, pedunculagin, casuariin, castalagin, vascalagin, casuarinin, grandinin, methyl-flavogallonate and ellagic acid, were identified from the leaves of Pimenta dioica.