The benefits of black pepper go above what most people would even consider. I mean we all think of black pepper as something we spice our salad or fish with, right!
Wrong! The benefits of black pepper go way further than that and we can get the benefits every single day by using Black Pepper Essential Oil!
Its ability to assist us with any kinds of digestive upsets is what it is best known for. From heartburn to nausea, the benefits are appreciated.
Its warm embrace also helps those with poor muscle tone, arthritis or, muscle or nerve pain because of its analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.
Centuries ago it was used to treat malaria and cholera, a bacterial disease that was very contagious and killed thousands of people before there was proper water treatment. Today, it still is effective against flu, dysentery (bacterial, viral or protozoan infection of the intestinal tract) and tooth infection.
Its amazing how something we use every day has so many benefits. And that it has been used for medicinal and culinary use since prehistoric times!
I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!
As I receive new tips and testimonials they will be added to the page, so check back often!
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What is the Genus Species? Piper nigrum
Why is this information important? There are over 2,000 species of pepper in the pepper family piperaceae! Many of the species are not suitable for medicinal use. So please remember to purchase your oil using the common name and the genus species.
Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same. And they are used for different purposes.
Where is the name derived from? Black Pepper comes from a Sanskrit word “pippali” meaning “long pepper”.
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Fruit/berries
What is the ORAC Value? 79,700 µTE/100g
Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,260; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the Egyptians used Black Pepper in the mummification process? It was discovered in the abdomen and nostrils of Ramses II. Wow, that’s interesting!
What are the Plant Properties? Anti-fungal, analgesic, expectorant, anti-catarrhal, natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, expectorant, aphrodisiac, laxative, stimulant (nervous, digestive and circulatory), rubefacient and warning.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Black Pepper? Fungal infections, infections (flu, influenza, dysentery, tooth), fatigue, arthritis, digestive problems (diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, flatulence, indigestion, colic), muscle and nerve pain, sprains, boosts metabolism, viruses, vomiting, vertigo, stimulates endocrine system and toothache.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its spicy and warm aroma is stimulating and empowering.
What is the Spiritual Influence? The Benefits of black pepper continue into the spiritual side of things.
Black pepper is good for those of us who worry constantly and have great anxiety. It empowers us to release those negative energies and embrace our own power.
It also gives us the physical stamina and courage to overcome the things that are creating the problems to begin with!
It also helps us "digest" unhealthy feelings towards people especially ourselves! This is helpful for those who are self critical and angry or upset with themselves.
What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the base chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Red
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes, the benefits of black pepper can be extended to our pets. It is great for muscles, circulation, arthritis and joint pain so put it in a massage oil along with some other great oils! Also use it to aid in digestion.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats especially if they are not therapeutic quality. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! Because it is improved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, food grade black pepper oil is readily available on the market. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).
One of the benefits of black pepper oil is that is has no know contraindications and it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). This oil may result in extreme skin irritation, therefore, dilution is recommended.
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that the Indian monks ate several peppercorns each day during their travels? Yes, they used it to give them endurance!
Did you know that "Pepper" was used in a figurative sense to mean "spirit" or "energy"? Yes, records indicate that as far back as the 1840s that it was used in that sense. Then eventually it was shortened to the word "pep" that we use today"!
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Spice up your favorite meal with black pepper essential oil. Just use a drop in your sauce or marinade instead of using your ground pepper!
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