Caribbean islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Central and Southern America.
An aroma similar to clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Hot, spicy, and slightly sweet taste.
Stimulant, antiseptic, invigorates the nervous system, carminative.
Its flavor is spicy, hot and sweet. Reduces Vata and Kapha, and increases Pitta.
Good for fish, beef, or pork marinades, as well as sauces and red cabbage. Also used in chutneys, and Christmas cookies.