(Last Updated on : 24-12-2014)
Black pepper oil is extracted from the plant Piper Nigrum of the Piperaceae family. The aroma of Black Pepper Oil is reminiscent to freshly ground peppercorns, but with a bit of floral aroma. Black pepper Oil has one major advantage that it doesnt irritate eyes or makes a person sneeze like ground peppercorns do. Black Pepper Oil has a heating and drying energy, with a pungent and bitter taste.
Origin of Black Pepper Oil
The plant originated from India, Malaysia, Madagascar, China and Indonesia and the oil is mostly made in Singapore, India and Malaysia. One of the most expensive spices in the world, black pepper has been cultivated for the last 2000 years in southern and southeast India and the Indonesian islands.
Extraction of Black Pepper Oil
The oil is made from the unripe red fruit of the plant, while white pepper for household use is made from the same fruit, but the berry is picked when fully ripe and the outside layer is removed before drying. The unripe, sun-dried peppercorns are used for the extraction of the oil, using steam distillation which produces a yield of nearly 2%.
Uses of Black Pepper Oil
Helps fight fever.
Promotes secretion of digestive juices like acids and bile into the stomach to facilitate digestion.
Strengthens muscles, which is useful in cases of prolapse.
Useful antiseptic for the urinary tract and gynaecological areas.
Effective in removing toxins like uric acid from the blood, thereby benefiting people suffering from chronic rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.
Good for aches, cramps, spasms and pains.
Good for fatigue and poor muscle tone.
It can also be a very good weight reducer.
Helps remove gases and prohibit additional gas formation in the stomach and in the intestines.
Protects the body from damages done by oxidants and also helps to repair those damages that have already been done.
Delays adverse affects of aging such as vision loss, macular degeneration, wrinkling of the skin, degeneration and loosening of the muscles, loss of mobility in the joints, nervous disorders, and memory loss.
Helps to quit smoking habit.
Removes dandruff and revitalizes the hair.
Recipe for Weight Loss:
10 drops of Lavender oil, 5 drops Frankincense oil, 5 drops Sandalwood oil and 10 drops Black Pepper oil in three ounces of Mustard oil, Canola oil, Almond oil, or a mixture. To be used externally on areas where one wishes to lose weight.
If taken in large quantities, it may cause uneasiness, unrest, vomiting, loose motions, irritation and inflammation of the intestines, sleeplessness, overheating, and smelling strongly of pepper. It should be avoided in pregnancy due to its possible skin sensitizing effect. But it is advisable not to use it with inflammatory conditions of the digestive organs.
Black pepper oil can be blended with Lemon Oil
, Lavender Oil
, Sage Oil
, Sandalwood Oil
, Mandarin Oil, Ylang-Ylang Oil
, Juniper Oil
, Bergamot Oil
, Clary Sage Oil
, Clove Oil
, Ginger Oil, Geranium Oil
, Coriander Oil
, Grapefruit Oil
, Fennel Oil
, Orange Oil
, Cypress Oil
, Ajwain Oil, Birch Oil
, Anise Seed Oil, Rose Oil
, Basil Oil
, and Frankincense Oil