Black Pepper Oil
Black pepper oil has been shown in studies to reduce nicotine cravings and symptoms of anxiety when cutting back on smoking.
Botanical Name - Piper nigrum
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation
Parts Used - Dried fruit
Note Classification - Middle to top
Aroma - Dry, spicy, woody, sharp
Largest Producing Countries - India, Malaysia, Madagascar, China, Indonesia
Traditional Use - Black pepper is one of the oldest spices. Its uses date back to the Greeks and Romans, and the Egyptians utilized it in the embalming process.
Properties - Analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, bitter, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vasodilator
Benefits - Anemia, arthritis, catarrh, cellulite, chills, cold, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, fevers, flatulence, food poisoning, hangovers, heartburn, influenza, loss of appetite, muscular aches and pains, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation and muscle tone, rheumatic pain, slow circulation, sprains, stiffness, viral infections. Black pepper may be added to a massage oil to use after working out, because it helps to remove lactic acid from the muscles.
Blends Well With - Cardamom, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang.
Safety Data –
Black pepper oil
should be avoided while pregnant and breastfeeding. This oil may cause skin irritation. It should be avoided in cases of kidney disease, and while using homeopathics. Use black pepper oil in moderation only.
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