Black Pepper Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Piper nigrum L.
Other names: Pepper Oil
Country of Origin: India
Part of plant used in production: Peppercorn
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: Black Pepper is a flowering vine consisting of berries that when dried are called peppercorns.
Characteristics: Colourless, pale yellow or pale greenish-grey with a fresh, dry-woody, warm spicy pungent odour, reminiscent of peppercorns.
Properties: Gastrointestinal stimulant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, anti-rheumatic, anti-arthritic, antioxidant.
Constituents: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, δ-3-carene, Limonene, Terpinolene, δ-elemene, alpha-copaene, beta-caryophyllene, alpha-humulene, őī-cadinene
Uses: With its energizing aroma, it is used for chilblains, arthritis, anaemia, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, colds and flu, infections and viruses, rheumatic pains, sprains.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.