Black pepper is one of the most used spices in every cuisine around the world. There is no dish where it isn’t present. But, this spice is not only used in food preparation. It find it’s use in human medicine as well.
Black pepper oil is extracted through steam distillation and have spicy, warm, peppery and musky aroma. It’s commonly used to lower digestive problems and promotes better nervous systems, by stimulating circulation and promoting emotional balance.
It possesses a unique ability – both energizing and warming, also used to enhance mental clarity. It is favorite among athletes because it has warming and energizing properties.
Lately, medicine has made a lot of efforts to find all the healing aspects of this essential oil and it’s main ingredient – piperine.
How you can benefit from this amazing essential oil?
1.Pain And Aches Reliever
It has the ability to warm up injured muscles and by possessing anti-inflammatory properties, it is highly suitable for treatments of arthritis and light symptoms of rheumatism.
2.Promotes Good Digestion
It can ease your problems with gas bloating,diarrhea or constipation, having gastro-protective ability of relieving you from current health digestive problems.
It works it’s way by stimulating stomach acid secretion which is primary if you want to maintain good digestion cycles.
3.Lowers Cholesterol Levels
Many researches has proven that by using it you can keep your bad cholesterol levels at bay and maintain good overall cholesterol status .
4.Promotes Good Circulation
If you take it internally, you will speed up your blood circulation, and if you use it combined with cinnamon and turmeric essential oil – you will get boosted by enhanced circulation throughout entire body.
5.Shown Anti-Cancer Ability
According to a study form 2010 it has been shown that black pepper oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can be addition to anticancer battle.
Compounds from black pepper, especially piperine, was the most active in suppressing human cancer cell proliferation.
6.Beats Cigarette Cravings
If you want to quit smoking – try black pepper essential oil. Why? Because it may reduce the anxiety caused from cigarette cravings. Inhale from the bottle.
7.Help You Detox
If you apply it topically, it will cause sweating though which you will release your body from toxins. Since it is a good diuretic, it will increase your urination helping you to remove water retained in you body cells.
Piperine as main ingredient, has the ability to reduce swelling and normalize blood pressure which makes this oil very potent and favorable among people.
For people who have lack of appetite, black pepper essential oil is proven to be a great stimulant,which was observed in a research made for people with neurological disorders, where this oil served as an appetite stimulant.
9.Good For Food Preservation
Having antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it makes this “hot” essential oil spice beneficial for food preservation, preventing food from spoiling. It controls growth of bacteria and microorganisms.
10.Where To Buy It
You can always find it in healthy food stores or online. But, be careful, before you buy it make sure the manufacturer is no phony and you buy a good, certified and proved to be good product.
You can’t always find “pure” black pepper essential oil, therefore, you should research more before you decide from whom you will purchase it.
How To Use Black Pepper Oil
Black pepper oil can be taken internally in small doses and applied topically.
If you want to use it internally, always purchase high-quality oil made by a trustworthy and reputable company. Because it has potent and medicinal properties, you want to use the best product you can find on the market. It can be inhaled directly from the bottle or diffused at home for a warming aroma.
If you need to use it topically be aware, because it creates warming sensation.Therefore, use small doses and dilute it with coconut, jojoba or almond oil (use a 1:1 dilution, especially if you apply the oil to a sensitive skin).
- Increase your blood circulation toward muscles by adding 3–5 drops to a warm compress and apply to the abdomen or areas where you need to
- If you want to release yourself from gas, diarrhea or constipation, add 1-2 drops to you soup or meal. You can also try to ease the symptoms by applying this oil topically on your belly.
- If you have muscle injuries or tendinitis, apply the oil topically on affected areas
- If you have respiratory issues or cigarette cravings, inhale from the bottle
- If you have trouble breathing by chest congestion, apply it topically on your chest
- Use 1-2 drops to your meals and increase blood circulation, sweating and detox process
Pregnant women and nursing mothers must consult your physician before using black pepper oil, even if it is for external application. Avoid any contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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