Main Constituents: β-Caryophyllene: 24.2%, d-3Carene: 14.2%
Black pepper essential oil has a sharp, spicy scent faintly reminiscent of Clove. Black pepper is produced by a climbing woody vine that uses trees or other supports to grow to about twenty feet high, but it is normally kept to about 12 feet for commercial purposes and has a lifespan of about twenty years.
Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices on the planet. Most commonly known as a flavoring agent in our meals, it is also used for a variety of other purposes, such as medicinal uses, as a preservative and in perfumery. In recent decades, research has explored the many benefits of black pepper essential oil and its major active principle, piperine, which has the ability to enhance the digestive system and protect us against oxidative damage.
Black pepper benefits include:
Reduce muscle injuries, tendinitis, and symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism
It has antidiarrheal, gastro-protective, antidiarrheal and antispasmodic activities
Has antiviral properties
Promotes healthy circulation and stimulates mucus and bile flow
Has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activities
May help reduce cravings for cigarettes and symptoms of anxiety in smokers attempting to quit
Serves as a diuretic and increases urination, helping remove bodily toxins and excess water from the body
Cautions: 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.