100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Piper nigrum
Plant part: dried berries
Extraction method: steam distilled
Description: The plant is originally a forest plant and this climbing woody vine uses trees or other supports to grow to about 7m high, but is normally kept to about 4m for commercial purposes and has a lifespan of about 20 years.
Common uses: Black pepper oil can be used to help in the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness, nerve tonic, and fevers.
Strength of aroma: medium
Blends well with: bergamot, clary sage, clove, coriander, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, sage, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Aromatic scent: It is a strong, sharp, spicy smelling oil.
History: The word pepper is derived from the Latin word piper, which in turn is taken from the Sanskrit word pippali. It has been used since the times of the Ancient Romans and Greeks and even the Turks levied a tax on pepper, while the French, Portuguese and Dutch often went to war in the Middle Ages to fight for this lucrative trade from the far east.
Cautions: Black pepper oil may cause irritation to sensitive skins and using too much could over-stimulate the kidneys. Should be avoided in pregnancy due to its possible skin sensitising effect.
Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.