Uses and Benefits of Black Pepper in Aromatherapy

Black Pepper: An Introduction

Black Pepper is a flowering vine in the family piperaceae, commonly cultivated for its fruit, generally dried and are used as a spice and seasoning. It looks dark red in color when it is fully mature and, like all drupes, contains a single seed. Peppers are a few kinds. Black Pepper – Cooked and dried unripe fruit, Green Pepper – Dried unripe fruit, White Pepper – Ripe fruit seeds.

Origin of Black Pepper

The origin of black pepper is south India, and is profoundly cultivated and also in the tropical regions. Presently Vietnam is one of the country produces largest quantity of black pepper in the world, almost 34 percent of the world’s Piper nigrum crop as of 2008.

Black Pepper Essential Oil and Aromatherapy

The aroma of Black Pepper Essential Oil is similar to fresh and newly ground peppercorns, but it is a small portion of composite with inklings of green and possibly a kind of floral. Black pepper oil has one of the crucial powers. It does not annoy your eyes or make you sneeze like ground peppercorns do. Aromatically, Black Pepper Oil is widely used as a diffuser, but it is very much good to help to perk up and add heat and spice to your blends. It is a middle note and can help to bring together fleeting top notes and heavy base notes. Black Pepper Oil blends well with most other essential oils including other spice oils, citrus and floral oils.

Benefits and Use of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper is used for muscular aches, bruises and for stimulating the circulation. The hot, spicy scent of black pepper essential oil is used for warming to cold bodies and even cold hearts. It is excellent for many skin related conditions, including chilblains and dermatitis. Black pepper warming effects cause blood to circulate better near the skin, it helps bruises heal more quickly and it is very good for antibacterial properties and also can be good for alternative to traditional antibiotic creams. When black pepper used as aromatherapy massage oil, it will increase circulation, flushing away toxins which causes of sore muscles. During the winter season, black pepper oil is used to warmth generating aromatherapy mixture for the home. It is very much helpful for dispel sickness and emotional coldness or weariness. Black pepper oil can also be a solution for general impotency. This is very much stimulating for urinary systems, detoxifying the kidneys and increasing urine flow. Black Pepper is an erotic scent that can add spice and vitality to a love life. It has warming, penetrating and strengthening properties that can rekindle the flames of passion.

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