Cocción de Pimienta de Jamaica, Nuez Moscada y Anís

Cocción de Pimienta de Jamaica, Nuez Moscada y Anís

(Pimenta officinalis, Myristica fragrans and Illici)

Pimento, also referred to as allspice, is native to the Caribbean and to Central and South America. The pimento berries are full of fragrant oil and although mainly used as a spice, it has also been favoured in folk medicine as a digestive aid and antiseptic.

Nutmeg is the seed of a tropical tree cultivated in the West Indies and Indonesia. Dried nutmeg has a pungent, sweet fragrance and it is used to flavour many baked goods, puddings and meats and it’s also a key ingredient in traditional eggnog.

Eating large amounts of nutmeg is not recommended; it’s hallucinogenic and strongly stimulant.

In India, nutmeg is believed to be a potent aphrodisiac. It’s been used topically in herbal medicine to calm itchy skin and ease rheumatic pain.

Star anise is an evergreen tree, which produces the familiar, 8-pointed, woody fruit with a single seed inside. Used as food flavouring and as herbal medicine to calm colds and aid digestion.

In Japan, the bark from star anise tree was burned as incense. The dried, crushed seeds yield a spicy essential oil. Topically, star anise is antibacterial, antifungal and stimulating.

Inspired by Caribbean spices, we’ve created a blend of pimento berry, nutmeg and star anise and made it into a decoction by adding the spices and simmering them in water. Together these spices form a warming, pleasantly fragrant and deodorising decoction.

We use this spicy decoction and the raw materials in the formula of our Coco Lotion to impart their own fragrance with no additional perfume.