Black Pepper

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.
Uses:

  • Analgesic and warming qualities make it a perfect addition to blends for relief of muscular aches/pains and rheumatic discomfort in massage oils, lotions and salves.
  • Pepper has a stimulating effect on the spleen, activating the production of new blood cells and can be helpful for anemia
  • Pepper is an excellent choice for many digestive issues…dyspepsia, nausea, constipation, flatulence and appetite disruptions
  • Often added to inhalation blends/inhalers to support smoking cessation (The spice and heat from the oil is said to simulate the act of inhaling nicotine.)

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.

    Resources:
    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.


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