Crowned as ‘The King of Spices” and wholly packed with large amount of solar energy. Its Sanskrit name Marich rightly means Sun.
Botanical name: Piper Nigrum
You probably use black pepper on a regular basis in the kitchen. Did you know that the essential oil from pepper could also bring aromatherapy benefits to your health? This essential oil has many positive properties. It can be used as an analgesic, antiseptic, or laxative aid. It also helps relieving pain due to rheumatism, muscular aches, chills and colds and flu symptoms. The warming effect of the oil, once diluted with a carrier oil, with soothe your aching muscles. Black pepper also increases circulation and helps with sinus congestion and fever. Try to add a few drops of this oil to your aromatherapy neck wraps or add it to your favorite aromatherapy bath recipe.
If you’re looking for mental stimulation, this essential oil can also help by aiding concentration and strengthening the nerves. On the spiritual side, it is believed that this essential oil can be helpful if you’re feeling a little cold, indifferent or apathic. It instills the will to change, to think and to act positively.
The essential oil obtained from black pepper possesses the aptitude to stimulate the mind and emotions and facilitates enhancement of stamina and aid awareness. This essential oil is also recommended to help in augmenting concentration and treating memory loss. In addition, black pepper is also known to act as an aphrodisiac.
Black pepper essential oil is said to be an excellent remedy for treating as well as preventing cold and flu. Add a few drops of black pepper essential oil to jojoba, and use it for a chest massage or rubbing on the feet during the cold and flu season and it will not only help to heat up the body, but also encourage blood circulation and boost up the immune system. This essential oil possesses analgesic (pain killing) as well as rubifacient (warming) properties, which makes it an important ingredient in massage oils used for treating aching and stiff muscles.
Blends well with
colds and flu
Caution needs to be exercised while using the essential oil obtained from black pepper. Always water down or dilute this essential oil before use to avoid skin irritation. Apart from causing skin irritation, black pepper essential oil may also result in irritation and invigorate the kidneys when used in excessive amounts. In fact, using this essential oil in high doses may also cause damage to the skin.