Black pepper is native to India, which nowadays is present on almost every table around the world. Most people are even unaware of the many health benefits that this spice especially the black pepper essential oil provides. Its benefits vary depending on the way of its use. It can be applied topically, ingested or inhaled aromatically.
Here is an analysis of these three ways of use of the black pepper essential oil and the benefits you can expect:
The black pepper essential oil abounds in many healing qualities and some of the most important ones are antioxidant, febrifuge, expectorant, antiarthritic, diuretic, analgesic, circulatory, antibacterial, anthelmintic, stimulant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, aphrodisiac, laxative, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient and carminative.
By an oral consumption of the black pepper essential oil, you provide your body with antioxidants known as sesquiterpenes. They promote urination and sweating, important functions of your body that help you remove toxins. Also, these antioxidants improve the digestion and increase bile and acidic juices in the stomach that process the food efficiently.
Along the oral consumption, this essential oil can be applied on your skin. In this way, it gives an extensive warming sensation, so it is important to use it in combination with a carrier oil. The warming property of the black pepper essential oil relaxes the muscles and it is perfect for a massage oil.
So, those who suffer from pulls and cramps should try this essential oil because it will provide antispasmodic and relaxing properties. Also, it will remove the uric acid from the blood, release the symptoms of chronic arthritis, gout and rheumatism.
Along the internal and external benefits of the black pepper essential oil, it provides mental benefits. When used for aromatic purposes, often in combination with other oils such as cedarwood, juniper, frankincense, and lavender, it reduces mental stress. According to a study, black pepper essential oil has the ability to help people to reduce the stress if smoking cessation.
The black pepper oil will calm down both your body and mind, providing you a sense of relaxation and overall health.