Organic Black Pepper Piper Nigrum Berry Oil 30 ml 1 oz
Scientific Name: Piper Nigrum
Oil Origin: Berries
Extraction: Cold Pressed - Steam distillation
Aroma: Spicy, Warm, Woody
Odor Strength: Medium
Evaporation: Middle note
Organic black pepper is autochthonous to Southern India where it is still extensively grown. Organic black pepper essential oil is steeped in Ayurvedic tradition and has been used throughout the ages as a remedy for an assortment of ailments. In Asia, black pepper is thought to be detoxifying and anti-aging.
Organic black pepper oil has warming properties that assist the circulatory system by stimulating blood flow and delivering vital nutrients to the applied area. It is also considered a digestive tonic as it stimulates enzymes beneficial for digestion. Organic black pepper essential oil has analgesic properties that promote relaxation and decrease pain from muscle soreness and stiff joints. It is particularly suited for those suffering from arthritis and rheumatism. The sharp scent is considered a stimulant that helps to surmount both mental and physical fatigue. It is also thought to be an aphrodisiac.
Fun Fact: In ancient Greece and Rome, black pepper was extremely popular and was even used as a commodity in commerce.
Plant Description: Native to India, the black pepper plant is a climbing vine that can grow up to 10 meters high. The stem of the black pepper plant grows into a plentiful green column as the many shoots that grow from the stem begin to produce green, almond-shaped leaves. Growing next to these luscious leaves are clustered flowers and the fruit of the plant—the peppers. The peppers, or fruits, are round and can grow to be approximately 6 mm in diameter. These fruits turn from green to red and are picked at various times of their ripening stages to produce varying types of peppers. To produce black pepper, these tiny and rotund fruits are typically picked when they are fully grown, shiny, and green.
Chemistry of Black Pepper Berry Oil
Main Chemical Components: Caryophyllene, limonene, carene, sabinene
Black Pepper essential oil contains a high amount of natural chemicals that can support and protect the human body. Some of the most prominent chemicals are monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, which are known for their antioxidant activity when ingested. These chemicals also help support the immune system. Additionally, one of the sesquiterpenes found in Black Pepper is caryophyllene. Caryophyllene chemical can be extremely crucial to the body because of its ability to support healthy cell function when ingested orally.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.