Black Pepper Essential Oil
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Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Properties: Analgesic, anti catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, laxative, rubefacient, and stimulant (nervous, circulatory, digestive).
Folklore: Pepper was used by the Egyptians in mummification as evidenced by the discovery of black pepper in the nostrils and abdomen of Ramses II. Indian monks ate several black pepper corns a day to maintain their incredible stamina and energy.
Historical Uses: Pepper has been used for thousands of years for malaria, cholera, and several digestive problems.
Body System(s) Affected: Digestive and Nervous Systems.
Aromatic Influence: Pepper is considered to be good for the 1st chakra. It is comforting and stimulating.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse. Mix very sparingly with juniper and lavender in a bath to help with chills or to warm one up in the winter.
Safety Data: Can cause extreme skin irritation.
Blends With: Cumin, fennel, frankincense, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood, and other spice oils.
Odor: Type: Middle Note (50–80% of the blend); Scent: Spicy, peppery, musky, warm, with herbaceous undertones; Intensity: 3