Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) oil

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) oil is used in natural skin care products for its analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diaphoretic, diuretic, and rubefacient properties.

Black pepper oil can be used to help in the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness, nerve tonic and fevers. It furthermore increases the flow of saliva, stimulates appetite, encourages peristalsis, tones the colon muscles and is a general digestive tonic.

Long ago, when Europe was still young, there were no local spices available to Europeans. All spices, including black pepper, had to come from Asia and beyond. All spices were popular in Europe, but it is said that the culinary, healing and uplifting benefits of black pepper were so sought after that the French, Spanish and Dutch started wars over it! Today black pepper isn’t quite so difficult to get a hold of, but its power is entrancing nonetheless!

Black Pepper Essential Oil is a condensed distillation of the potent molecules in the black peppercorn spice. If the ancient Europeans were fighting over the peppercorns themselves, who knows what they would have done if the essential oil was available to them! Black Pepper Essential Oil is analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, gas reducing, cleansing, digestive, diuretic, fever reducing, laxative, and blood healing!

Diffusing Black Pepper Essential Oil can help with getting over a cold, respiratory infection and reducing fevers. Diffusing Black Pepper Oil can also simply make your home smell spicy and warm. To soothe arthritis, muscular aches and pains, fade bruises and increase circulation, add a few drops of Black Pepper Oil to a warm bath. To encourage digestion, reduce anxiety, or bring more blood to a specific organ in your body, simply dilute a few drops in a massage oil or cream and rub on your stomach, kidneys or where needed. Using Black Pepper Oil can heal skin disorders and even help you quit smoking!

One of black pepper oil’s fun, more under-the-radar uses is as a spicy note for perfume. If you want to add a unique slant to your personal fragrance, simply mix in a drop or two of Black Pepper Essential Oil. As an aphrodisiac, Black Pepper Oil will give your personal scent a distinctive, racy note.

The therapeutic properties of black pepper oil include analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient and tonic (especially of the spleen). It helps in eradicating problems like Aching muscles, arthritis, chilblains, constipation, muscle cramps, poor circulation, sluggish digestion.

Black pepper oil can be used to help in the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, nerve tonic, fevers muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness. It furthermore increases the flow of saliva, stimulates appetite, encourages peristalsis, tones the colon muscles and is a general digestive tonic. Black pepper essential oil can be used in a chest rub to help relieve congestion and flu symptoms. It can be used in relaxing bath. Vegetable oil is added for truly moisturizing experiencing. It is also act as an relaxing body massage oil.

Black Pepper has been used for over 4000 years for its tonic effect on the muscles and joints and for its uplifting effect on the mind. This warming, spicy essential oil is ideal for use after sport to relieve sore muscles and fatigue. It can also help relieve the pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism and it is reputed to have a tonic effect on the immune and digestive system.

The plant originated from India, Malaysia, Madagascar, China and Indonesia and the oil is mostly made in Singapore, India and Malaysia.

Its a climbing perennial plant which will climb 20 or more feet but for commercial purposes it is restricted to 12 feet. The plant is rooting at the nodes and stem glabrous. Berry globular, when wipe turning black after dying. It is a strong and sharp spicy smelling oil and bitter to taste. Oil is a pale yellow irritating liquid with a sharp peppery odor and is obtained by steam distillation of the unripe dried fruit (peppercorns) of the plant Piper nigrum (black pepper). Oil is commonly used in food, healing oils and aromatherapy.

Black pepper oil has various chemical compounds that include Limonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Beta-caryophyllene, Beta-bisabolene, Sabinene, Linalol, Pinocarveol, Alpha, Terpineol, Camphene and Terpenene.

Effects on the body: A warming oil, excellent for poor circulation, anemia and after heavy bleeding, invaluable for muscular aches and pains of all descriptions, restores tone to the skeletal muscles and generally dispels toxins.

It is mainly used as gourmet in food additives. Pepper is mainly marinate with salt and vinegar and as a preservative. Ingredients – Southwest-Style Chicken Egg Rolls, filling, corn, onions, black beans (black beans, water), fully cooked seasoned chicken breast with rib meat (Chicken breast with rib meat, water, salt, sugar, sodium acid pyrophosphate, rosemary), Monterey jack cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes), tomatoes, cabbage, whey Powder, seasoning blend (salt, monosodium glutamate, food starch modified, onion powder, garlic powder, dextrose, hydrolyzed corn protein, dehydrated parsley, spice, extractive of turmeric), precooked long grain rice, cottonseed oil, modified food starch, cilantro, sugar, key lime juice concentrate and garlic.

Black Pepper essential oil is extracted from the plant Piper Nigrum of the Piperaceae family. The oil is made from the unripe red fruit of the plant and it has a strong, sharp, spicy aroma which adds an ‘intriguing’ note when blending your own aromatherapy bath and body care products.

Black Pepper blends well with Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Rosemary and Marjoram.

Black Pepper Oil may cause irritation to sensitive skins. Always spot test first. Care should also be taken as using too much of this essential oil could over-stimulate the kidneys. It should also be avoided in pregnancy due to its possible skin sensitizing effect.

Black pepper oil is extracted from the plant Piper nigrum of the Piperaceae family. The oil is made from the unripe red fruit of the plant, while white pepper for household use, it is made from the same fruit, but the berry is picked when fully ripe and the outside layer (pericarp) is removed before drying.

This warm and spicy essential oil helps to increase warmth of the body and mind, relieving sore muscles and joints, boost the immune and digestive system, stimulate the kidneys and disperse bruising by increasing circulation to the skin.

It is a strong and sharp spicy smelling oil and is faintly reminiscent of clove oil, yet more refined. It can range in color from light amber to yellow-green and has a watery viscosity.

The unripe, sun-dried peppercorns (fruit) are used for the extraction of the oil, using steam distillation which produces a yield of nearly 2%.

The essential oil is composed of various chemical constituents and includes the following; a-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, sabinene, b-pinene, a-phellandrene, myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene, b-farnesene, b-bisabolene, linalool and terpinen-4-ol.

This warming oil can be used to great effect to help circulation and bruising and specifically to help with muscle tone, aching limbs and rheumatoid arthritis. It further helps to promote digestion, the colon as well as the kidneys.

Pepper oil can be used in blended massage oil, or diluted in a bath, to assist with circulation, bruises, rheumatoid arthritis and muscular aches and pains. As a constituent in a blended cream it can be used for tired aching limbs, sore muscles, rheumatoid arthritis, stimulating the appetite and to help sort out bowel problems. In small quantities it can be used to reduce high temperatures. It increases circulation to the skin and is therefore helpful in restoring proper functioning of the skin.

Although essential oils blend and mix well aroma wise with one another, Black Pepper oil does go very well with other essential oils such as bergamot, clary sage, clove, coriander, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, sage, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.