Black Pepper- AroMed's Piper nigrum is an unsprayed oil (free of herbacides and pesticides) steam distilled from dried fruit in Madagascar. It is in the piperaceae plant family, a middle note with a spicy, warm aroma.
Emotional Support - black pepper encourages fearlessness, strength, endurance, motivation, flexibility and comfort.
Suggested Use - No More Muscle Pain and Stiffness Blend- Add 6 drops Black Pepper, 8 drops Eucalyptus (globulus) and 6 drops Spike Lavender essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil. Apply as needed.
Blends well with: angelica root (for addiction issues), cardamom, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper berry, sweet marjoram, myrrh, orange, rosemary, sandalwood, spike lavender, vetiver, ylang ylang
Notes of interest: Battaglia states, “Pepper was so important that the search for the source of the spice and the control of the trade was a significant factor influencing world exploration and history.” Also, “Pepper is used in TCM and Ayurvedic medicine for its carminative, warming and eliminative properties.”
Modes of Application: Topical- massage, compress, ointment, salve, lotion, direct inhalation, diffuser
Safety data: Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.
Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.
Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.
Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.
Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.