Black Pepper - EO 10ML
Black Pepper essential oil has a fresh, warm, spicy scent and is helpful for everyday aches and pains. It is warming and relaxing.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Piper nigrum|
|Plant family||Piperaceae |
|Extraction||Distillation of the crushed peppercorns|
|Origin||India, Madagascar, China (India) |
|Plant characteristics||A perennial, woody vine about 5m high. The white flowers become berries that turn black as they mature. The oil is distilled from the berry |
|Oil characteristics||A water-white to slight pale green oil with a fresh, warm, spicy, aroma – with a slight hint of floral.|
|Traditional use||Was used to treat cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery and fever. Said to ‘fortify the stomach’. |
|Blends well with||Sandalwood, lavender, rosemary, marjoram and lemon essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||There are no known contra-indications. Smoking withdrawal symptoms can be lessened by the inhalation of the vapour of black pepper essential oil.|
|Main chemical constituents||Mainly sesquiterpenes. |