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Black Pepper Essential Oil

Piper nigrum Origin: Sri Lanka

Black Pepper Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Piper nigrum

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distillation

Parts Used

Dried fruit

Note Classification



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.


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.