Pepper Black - Piper nigrum

Spicy, woody aroma, it stimulates and tones. Ideal for massaging on abdomen and muscles. Use as pre-sports or dance rub to help maintain suppleness. One of the earliest used spices. Interesting effects when used in perfume blends.

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County of Origin India
Botanical Family Piperaceae
Therapeutic Properties Anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-viral, carminative, digestive stimulant, diuretic, energizing, expectorant, febrifuge, rubefacient, stimulant, warming
Chemical Family Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 4 years
Plant Parts Fruit
Note Classification Top | Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Olibanum, Sandalwood, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram

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History: Black pepper is one of the oldest known spices as it has been used in India, Greece, and Rome for thousands of years. In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat malaria, cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, stomach ache. Monks in India use it to give them endurance.

Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Black Pepper Essential Oil has a sharp, spicy scent faintly reminiscent of Clove.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Black pepper essential oil is good in warming massage formulas for aches and pains due to poor circulation. Black Pepper increases blood flow and is thought to be a spleen tonic. Use whenever there is blockage of energy or you need to work through your own blocks.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Bath (with proper fixed oil), massage, mist spray.

Safety:  Dilute well before use; for external use only. Using too much of this oil could over-stimulate the kidneys. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
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    Pepper Black - Piper nigrum

    Pepper Black - Piper nigrum

    Spicy, woody aroma, it stimulates and tones. Ideal for massaging on abdomen and muscles. Use as pre-sports or dance rub to help maintain suppleness. One of the earliest used spices. Interesting effects when used in perfume blends.

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