Black Pepper is one of the most used spices in the world. It is a common flavouring that many people use on a daily basis. However, it is also known for its medicinal properties. Black Pepper is the dried fruit of a plant called Piper nigrum, a pepper plant. Black Pepper is packed with vitamins and minerals, which makes it amazing in culinary uses.
Black Pepper comes from a flowering vine that is native to the Kerala region in Southwestern India. It is extensively grown through tropical regions around the world now. Black Pepper comes from the fruit peppercorns that grow on a vine, at full maturity they are bright red. When they are harvested, the peppercorns are cooked and dried at which point they become Black Pepper. Black Pepper Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried crushed fruits of the plants and is typically a pale-green oil.
Black Pepper Essential Oil is warming, anti-inflammatory and has antispasmodic properties. It works to reduce muscle injuries, tendonitis, and symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. Black Pepper has also been documented to ease anxiety from addictions and nervous conditions.
The topical warming sensation from Black Pepper Essential Oil increases sweating and serves as a diuretic, helping remove bodily toxins and excess water from the body. It also works to reduce swelling and inflammation and may help lower blood pressure naturally. Black Pepper Essential Oil is also energizing to the mind while being comforting to the body.