I have to admit I did not know allspice was a berry. I thought it was a blend of different spices. It is actually a berry with hints of pepper and cloves. It may help aid in digestion, relieve toothaches, and alleviate muscle pain. Good to know as we head into Holiday Cooking. You can add allspice into marinades or even into the pan when you are cooking your turkey, chicken, or pot roast!