Black Pepper Essential Oil – piper nigrum – (Piperaceae) – is one of the essential oil industry’s products that has absolutely amazing benefits in so many areas. Once you understand Black Pepper essential oils benefits you will be using Black Pepper essential oil as a key part of your aromatherapy regime.
Peppercorns have been noticed fr many thousands f years where ancient fossils of pepper were found in the Cretaceous in the time of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Peppercorns were found in the nostrils of the mummy Rameses 11.
Black pepper Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the dried peppercorns of the Piperceae. The oil is light amber in colour and slightly viscous which makes it an easy oil to blend with other essential oils. Warming and comforting.
Black Pepper Essential Oil is a perfect oil to add to products you may be making at home a like a beard oil blended with lime and sandalwood, a massage oil blended with Hemp oil and Rose Geranium or as a diffusing oil with your other favourite essential oils to reduce any tension you may be feeling. An after sport massage with Black Pepper oil reduces muscle stress.
Black Pepper blends well with eucalyptus, sandalwood, frankincense, citrus or lavender but experiment with this oil and make your own personal blends.
Traditional Black Pepper is one of the ‘heating seeds’ of Ayurvedic medicine. Used in part in this field of complimentary medicine for muscular, joint and nerve pain it is known to have beneficial warming and analgesic properties.
In Ayurvedic medicine Black Pepper oil is said to have excellent heating properties to aid digestion and is documented to be useful for complaints such as overindulgence and constipation. Massage over the tummy area.
The aroma of black pepper is spicy, musky, warm, and as you would expect…peppery.
Store your Black Pepper oil in a cool area below 30° and away from the reach of children. Seek advice if you want to use this oil if pregnant and do not ingest.
Major plant chemical compounds: limonene, pinene, myrcene, phelladrene, linalool, camphene, sabinene
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