Pimento Leaf Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Pimento Leaf Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Pimenta dioica

Oil Overview

Pimento Leaf essential oil has odour similar to cloves. It is yellow brown in colour. It in thin in consistency. From the same plat as Allspice. Also known as Jamaican Bay.

Oil Sources

Originating in Jamaica, Pimento Leaf Oil is extracted from its leaves by the process of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Eugenol, menthyl eugenol, cineol, phellandrene and caryophyllene.



Therapeutic Properties:

Anaesthetic, Analgesic, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Carminative, Muscle Relaxant, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Tonic

Possible Uses

Cramps, Depression, Digestion, Flatulence, Indigestion, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Neuralgia, Stress, Tension


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Irritant to Mucus Membranes

Detail of Warnings

Pimento Leaf essential oil can irritate mucous membranes, and should be used only in dilution.
It can be a dermal irritant

Compatible Combination Oils

Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, Patchouli, Ylang-ylang


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