Green Valley Aromatherapy

Black Pepper

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General Properties of Black Pepper Essential Oil

  • analgesic
  • antiseptic
  • aphrodisiac
  • anti-bacterial
  • decongestant
  • diuretic
  • expectorant
  • rubefacient
  • vasodilator

Origin: India. Steam distilled from the berries. Middle note.

Description of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper is a vine. Some of the countries that produce Black Pepper essential oil include India, Indonesia, Brazil and Southeast Asia. The berries are steam distilled to create a clear to pale olive colored essential oil.

Black Pepper essential oil is a stimulating, warming oil well used during the cold winter months in massage oils, as well as blended into a carrier oil for an excellent pre or post sport muscle rub. It is helpful when used in a massage oil when you have a cold or flu with aches and pains. It may help with fatigue, lethargy, lack of concentration and impotence. In the respiratory tract, Black Pepper essential oil may help with bronchitis, colds, flu, infections and viruses. In a room spray it may help to destroy airborne infections and for a toothache it may be helpful when blended with Clove essential oil.

Black Pepper blends well with Clove essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Pine essential oil, Rosemary essential oil and Sandalwood essential oil.

Specific Cautions for Black Pepper Essential Oil

May cause skin irritation. Avoid during pregnancy. Too much can over stimulate the kidneys. Avoid with sever kidney disease.

References about Black Pepper Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications for Black Pepper Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.