Black Pepper Essential Oil
It is a strong and sharp spicy smelling oil, and is faintly reminiscent of clove oil, yet more refined and can range in colour from light amber to yellow-green and has a watery viscosity.
The plant originated in India, Malaysia, Madagascar, China and Indonesia. The oil is mostly made in Singapore, India and Malaysia.
The unripe, sun-dried peppercorns (fruit) are used in extraction using steam distillation method.
Eugenol, Safrole, Thujene, Farnesene, A-Pinene, B-Pinene, Sabinene, Limonene, Beta Caryophyllene, and Camphene.
analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, tonic.
Black Pepper essential oil is used in:
- pain relief
- increasing circulation
- muscular aches
- physical and emotional coldness
- nerve tonic
- Black pepper oil may cause irritation to sensitive skin.
- Using too much could over-stimulate the kidneys.
- It should be avoided in pregnancy.