Black Pepper Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Piper Nigrum
Plant Part: Peppercorns
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Strength of Aroma: Middle
Blends well with essential oil: Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Melissa, Spearmint, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Mandarin, Orange, Sweet, Tangerine, Frankincense, Vetiver.
Aromatic Scent: Crisp, warm, heady, stimulating aroma, peppercorn aroma.
Practical Uses: Because of its strength, black pepper essential oil is best used in minute quantities in blends with other essential oils. Used in a massage, black pepper essential oil acts as a stimulant and tonic for the digestive and circulatory systems. It stimulates appetite and digestion and improves circulation, which can help speed the healing of bruises and chilblains. Black pepper essential oil also acts as an analgesic to soothe painful joints, sprains, and rheumatoid arthritis, and may help remove lactic acid from sore muscles after exercise. As a warming oil, black pepper essential oil can break a fever by promoting sweating, and is sometimes used in a diffuser to treat colds and relieve chills. Some early studies suggest that the sharp aroma of black pepper essential oil may reduce nicotine cravings and anxiety in people who are trying to quit smoking.
Description: Black pepper is a flowering vine in the Piperaceae family. It is cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red when fully mature, and contains a single seed. Black pepper is native to south India, and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions. Currently Vietnam is the world's largest producer and exporter Piper nigrum.
Medical disclaimer: The information provided herein is for personal interest and informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to offer medical treatment for any condition. Essential oils are very concentrated and are not to be used undiluted on the skin or taken internally otherwise instructed by your Doctor. Keep out of reach of children.
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