Black Pepper




Black Pepper 
Piper nigrum, 100% essential oil


Botanical name: Piper nigrum
Origin: Madagascar
Plant part: Dried fruit, steam distilled
Chemical family:
Monoterpenes 57.2%, Sesquiterpenes 36.8%, Monoterpenols  .43%
Main components:
d-limonene 10.58%, β-caryophyllene 28.6%
Shelf life: suggested 3-4 years

Aroma: Middle note. Fresh, dry, warm, spicy and woody.

Therapeutic properties:

**Analgesic: aids in reducing pain and blocking the sensation of pain, great for muscle pain and stiffness
**Anti-inflammatory: reduce inflammation topically
**Antiemetic: may help reduce vomiting and nausea, specifically from overindulgence
active against pathogenic bacteria
**Circulatory stimulant: stimulates blood circulation bringing warmth and pain relief
**Febrifuge: used traditionally to reduce fever
**Digestive stimulant: used in Chinese Medicine as a digestive stimulant
**Warming: rubefacient, brings warmth to the skin and promotes circulation
**Emotional: reduces fatigue and depression.  Helps to reduce fears and motivate change.  Has shown positive support to aid in withdrawal of nicotine and reduce cravings

Suggestions: Add to cream, massage blends, diffuser, sprays, aromatherapy inhalers

Safety: Can irritate skin if oxidized.  Spicy oils should be used at lower dilutions for the skin, suggest 1-2% dilution depending on issue.  Not recommended for use in bath.

Available in 5ml and 15ml euro dropper bottles. 100% essential oil.

*****This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not overuse. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body. Consult your doctor or qualified aromatherapist for the safety of using essential oils if pregnant, planning to become pregnant, nursing or if on medications.

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