Mountain Rose Herbs

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Piper nigrum

Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distillation

Parts Used: Dried fruit

Note Classification: Middle

Aroma: Dry, spicy, woody, sharp

Largest Producing Countries: Sri Lanka, India, and Indonesia

Traditional Use: Black pepper is one of the oldest spices. Its uses date back to the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians.

Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, bitter, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vasodilator

Blends Well With: Cardamom, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang

Of Interest: Egyptians utilized black pepper in the embalming process.

Safety Data: Avoid with homeopathics, in kidney or liver disease, and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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