Black pepper is the most common, basic spice. But very few people know that besides direct improvement of taste and aroma, it plays also an important role as an antibacterial additive, which prevents food intoxication. It produces a unique essential oil, which has a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic properties.
Essential oil of black pepper is extracted from the crushed dried fruits of a perennial woody liana. Externally pepper oil is almost colorless, possibly with a slight green overflow, but during storage it has a tendency to darken towards yellowish color, which allows you to determine what kind of oil you are buying – fresh or not. This essential oil is stored for at least 5 years.
When buying oil from black pepper, be careful and check the name, it should be piper nigrum, because under the name of pepper they can sell quite different products as oil from immature dried fruits of Indian cubebe, the Malay Archipelago, Java Or the Philippines, which has a sharper taste and aroma, and oil from it is a viscous consistency, a green tinge and a flavor mixed with ginger.
IMPACT ON THE EMOTIONAL STATE
Black pepper has a combination of warming and stimulating effects. This is a wonderful oil for overcoming indifference, apathy, coldness, prompting for action, change, positive self-hypnosis.
It is believed that pepper oil gives courage, helps to cope with depression, tearfulness, hysteria, morning disorganization and weakness, allows you to tune in to active work. Stimulates mental and nervous activity.
The healing properties of pepper oil are more pronounced than psychoemotional and cosmetological.
This is an excellent essential oil for therapeutic massage, which removes stiffness, allows for deeper relaxation and has properties that relieve spasms and muscle pain (but only at minimal concentrations, because in large doses pepper oil causes skin irritation during massage).
An excellent choice for sports massage: stimulating and supporting muscle tone, used against injuries and strains, in the therapy of arthritis and rheumatism.
Warming properties that cause reddening of the skin and capillary activity of the epidermis are appropriate for frostbite and hypothermia.
Black pepper essential oils possess immunostimulating effect, which can be used in maintenance therapy, to accelerate recovery. In small doses, it can reduces the highest temperature.
Has a tonic effect in combination with spasmolytic in intestinal disorders. This essential oil stimulates appetite, eliminates the feeling of heaviness in the stomach, activates metabolism and assimilation of food.
Black Pepper Essential oil provides powerful antioxidants called Sesquiterpenes. These antioxidants help promote sweating and urination (two common ways your body uses to expel toxins). This prized spice from India is also great at promoting healthy digestion as it increases bile and other acidic juices in the stomach, which help break down and process food efficiently.
Thanks to the activating effect on the spleen, black pepper accelerates the overcoming of anemia, activates the work of other glands, such as the adrenal glands and gonads.
The antioxidant properties of black pepper essential oil remove toxins like uric acid from the blood, benefiting those suffering from chronic arthritis, rheumatism, and gout.