Essential Oil – Black Pepper
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Latin Name Piper Nigrum
Extraction Steam Distillation
Aroma Very sharp and spicy
Dark green leaves, white flowers and red fruits on a climbing vine-like shrub. Originally a forest plant. It naturally grows
over twenty feet , however these days it is cultivated to just twelve feet. Comes from India.
Used in India over 4000 years ago for liver disorders and probably cholera and dysentery. So popular with the Romans that taxes were paid with it instead of coins. The Greeks used
It for combating fever and the Turks levelled a high tax on caravans carrying Pepper through its lands.
Very stimulating strengthens the nerves and mind. Gives stamina and eases frustration.
Use for aches, pains, muscular stiffness, before and after exertive sport, rheumatoid arthritis, stimulates appetite, quells vomiting, bowel problems, restores tone to colon muscles, antidote for fish and mushroom poisoning, aids digestion of protein, expels toxins, stimulates circulation, anaemia as it reputedly aids formation of new blood cells. Hasa beneficial effect on respiratory illnesses particularly when feeling cold, yet can bring down high temperatures in verysmall amounts.
Effect on skin
Helpful with bruises
Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.