Botanical name: Piper Nigrum Plant part: Dried berries (size and price below)
Extraction method: Steam Distilled.
Origin: India Color: Colorless to greenish liquid.
Common Uses: Black Pepper essential oil is commonly used as a treatment for pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness, nerve tonic, and fevers. The therapeutic properties include the following: analgesic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-toxic, aphrodisiac, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, tonic (especially of the spleen).
Consistency: Thin. Note: Middle Strength of Aroma: Medium. Aromatic Scent: Black Pepper essential oil has a strong, sharp, spicy smell. It is somewhat reminiscent of clove oil.
*Cautions: Black Pepper essential oil may cause irritation to sensitive skins and over use could over-stimulate the kidneys. Avoid use during pregnancy.