Life’s Aches and Pains – Black Pepper

Life's Aches and Pains- Black Pepper

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This post was most recently updated on December 5th, 2018

Everyone could use a little help with

Life’s Aches and Pains

That is our Essential Oil focus for April!

 

Black Pepper

*Photo by Amisha Nakhwa on Unsplash

Black Pepper

Latin Name:
Piper nigrum

Origin: India

This essential Oil is derived from the partially dried, unripe fruit. Black Pepper essential oil is extracted through steam distillation.

This essential oil possesses a  versatility that is both energizing and warming. In addition to invigorating the senses, the essential oil is used to enhance clarity.

Pepper has a rich history, with wars fought to gain control over growing this climbing, tropical shrub.

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Has been used for:

  • Cognitive support and brain health      Black Pepper Aches and Pains
  • poor circulation
  •  Aching muscles
  • arthritis
  • constipation
  • muscle cramps
  • sluggish digestion
  • expectorant
  • stimulate the endocrine system
  • flu
  • nausea
  • vertigo
  • coughing
and there are many more to add to this list!

On an emotional level, Black Pepper Essential Oil is stimulating and is a good choice for use in blends that are used to help enhance alertness and stamina.

My personal favorite way to use Black pepper essential is in a blend that I make for pain and discomfort from achy joints.

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In the book  Aromatherapy Science, Maria Lis-Balchin mentions a small study that may indicate that cigarette cravings may be decreased by inhaling Black Pepper Essential Oil.

Black Pepper Essential Oil has one major advantage:

It doesn’t irritate your eyes or make you sneeze like ground peppercorns can!

Blends Well With:

Cinnamon, Clove, and other spice Essential Oils.

 

Quick Note:

Although Black Pepper Essential Oil offers numerous benefits, it does not contain piperine, the constituent that is responsible for helping to improve the absorption of turmeric. *Some sources mistakenly claim that it does contain piperine.

Black Pepper Organic Essential Oil 10 mL

Cautions: 

Black Pepper should be avoided before bedtime. Do not use if pregnant or nursing, always dilute when using topically, keep out of reach of children,  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

 

 Do you use Black Pepper Essential Oil?

        Leave a comment below and let us know if you have a favorite way to use, or a blend that includes Black Pepper Essential Oil!

 

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References:  Young Living Desk Reference, Edens Garden,  Aromaweb,  NAHA, Sustainable Baby Steps and Candy L.

 

 

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