Our black pepper essential oil is extracted from the dried fruits through steam distillation. Black pepper is native to India and is extensively cultivated there in tropical regions. Most people associate black pepper to the flavoring spice, but black pepper oil is therapeutically used for digestive aid as well.
Black Pepper Essential Oil can be used in the 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).
The word pepper is derived from the Latin word piper, which in turn is taken from the Sanskrit word pippali. It has been used since the times of the Ancient Romans and Greeks and even the Turks levied a tax on pepper, while the French, Portuguese and Dutch often went to war in the middle ages to fight for this lucrative trade from the Far East. Egyptians utilized black pepper in the embalming process.