dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade black pepper essential oil is a multipurpose oil that is extracted from the upripe red fruit of the Piper nigrum plant. A stimulating and highly antioxidant essential oil which has been shown to improve circulation, aid digestive system, as well as help curb urges to smoke, black pepper is also a wonderful flavor enhancer but a little goes a long way-use sparlingly **
Health Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil:
The health benefits of Black Pepper essential oil can be attributed to its properties as a digestive, diaphoretic, caminative, aperient, antispasmodic, antirheumatic, antiarthritic, antibacterial, and antioxidant substance.
Black pepper is considered a condiment or a spice that is very common and popular throughout the world. It is extensively used in culinary applications. It tastes hot and has an appetizing aroma. Black pepper is the dried fruit of the pepper plant, whose scientific name is Piper Nigrum.
In the distant past, it was considered sacred and was even used as a form or currency. It was so valuable that it was traded for gold and was one of the most prized trade items exported form India to the rest of the world. It was considered more valuable than gold.
The main components of its essential oil are Lemonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Beta Caryophyllene, Beta Bisabolene, Sabinene, Lenalol, Pinocarveol, Alpha Termineol, Camphene and Alpha Terpenene. Apart from those, black pepper is also rich in minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin-K, Beta Carotene, Phosphorus, Potassium and Selenium. Let’s explore more about the wide range of impressive health benefits that black pepper essential oil has in store for us.
Digestive: Black Pepper essential oil is remarkably beneficial for digestion because it stimulates the whole digestive system, from the salivary glands in the mouth to the large intestine, including promoting secretion of digestive juices like acids and bile into the stomach to facilitate digestion. Black Pepper can be safely used as a spice for food for people who are on a bland diet or are otherwise forbidden to have chilies. People suffering from ulcer of the mouth or digestive system, jaundice, or extreme acidity should avoid consuming chili peppers. Black pepper is a delicious and healthy alternative.
Carminative: Black Pepper Essential Oil is carminative and helps remove gases and prohibit additional gas formation in the stomach and in the intestines. It also helps inhibit bacteria that are responsible for the formation of gas.
Aperient: Black Pepper Essential Oil has mind purgative properties, but is it safe for the system, unlike other purgatives like Castor Oil. It helps clean the intestines and at the same time, cures infections in the digestive and the excretory system.
Antispasmodic: Black Pepper essential oil is an effective antiasmodic and gives good relief in case of cramps, muscles pulls, spasms, or convulsions.
Antirheumatic & Anti-athritic: These are two of the best qualities of black pepper oil. It is warming, stimulating and improves circulation, thereby giving immediate relief for rheumatism and arthritis, particularly during the winter when the symptoms are aggravated the most. It is also effective in removing toxins like uric acid from the blood, thereby benefiting people suffering from chronic rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.