Plant Origin: Madagascar, Egypt, India

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from berries

Who knew that one of the most popular spices used in cooking was also a powerful therapeutic-grade essential oil? Pepper oil is actually distilled from the same kind of peppercorns that are used on the table, and just like the spice pepper can warm up foods, pepper oil can warm you up and get your body moving.

Pepper oil has a strong, spicy, warm aroma, much like the peppercorns form which it is derived. Some self healing properties are analgesic, antifungal, and stimulates metabolism.

Self healing and geeral uses include:

  • Pepper therapeutic-grade essential oil is thought to be very self healing friendly for both the digestive and circulatory systems.
  • Pepper oil is said to improve circulation and digestion. It can also be helpful for those with constipation.
  • It is also thought to be helpful for easing the pain of aching muscles, cramps and arthritis.
  • It is said to be an appetite stimulant and is also energizing, and empowering when directly inhaled and/or diffused.
  • Pepper therapeutic-grade essential oil is used in aiding the self healing process associated with colds, coughs, flu, colic, and chills.
  • Black pepper has also been used throughout history as a food preservative and seems to have antiseptic properties, which is why it is good for fighting infections within the body as well.
  • Use therapeutic-grade pepper essential oil in a diffuser to stop a cold, or in a bath to improve circulation and digestion and ease muscle discomfort and cramping.
  • It can also be added to a massage cream or lotion for muscle warming and discomfort of arthritis and to stimulate the appetite.
  • It can be used for dietary purposes, as food flavoring, (a toothpick dipping), by diluting 50-50 with any quality vegetable oil and added to your favorite homemade salad dressing,
  • Black pepper oil is a useful but very powerful therapeutic-grade essential oil. It can cause skin sensitivity and should be diluted 50-50 with any quality vegetable oil before using on the skin.
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use pepper oil, and those with kidney problems are also cautioned against using the oil since it is thought to stimulate the kidneys.

If you have other health problems, consult your doctor or a natural health expert before using any essential oil. Take care not to get this or any other therapeutic-grade essential oil in your eyes, and always wash and rinse your hands thoroughly, before and after working with oils. Keep all therapeutic-grade essential oils out of the reach of children.

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Source by Emma Sanford