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Black Pepper - (Piper Nigrum) back

Black Pepper corns are the fruits of a creeping perennial vine indegenous to India. Black, white and green peppercorns are the fruit of the same plant. Black pepper has long been used in cooking and medicine. It was mentioned in ancient Sanskrit and Chinese texts

The essential oil: The oil is steam distilled from crushed berries. It is greenish yellow with a characteristic smell of phellandrene, a soft, spicy, hot aromatic and piquant odour. The principle constituentsare mainly terpenes and a stimulant alkaloid, piperine which is identical to morphia. It also contains starch and cellulose.

Properties: Tonic, Stimulates Digestion, Expectorant

Directions: toothache (dental pain), Tonsillitis, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, Deficiencies Digestive and hepatopancreatic functions, Rheumatism, rheumatic pain, Muscle Fatigue , nerve, mental and sexual, Sport and muscle preparations, Fever

External Use: Oily ointment (5 to 10% in vegetable oil or blended with other essential oils) on the muscles to warm up, along the spine in cases of fatigue or in the lower back for massage aphrodisiac. Applications for local tooth decay. Diffusion possible but in combination with other essential oils and in small quantities

Synergies: Constipation in adults: Black pepper EO : 2 drops, Peppermint EO: 2 drops, Grape seeds: 1 teaspoon Massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction two to three times per day.
Joint pain Athlete: Black pepper EO: 10 drops, Clove EO: 8 drops, Ginger EO: 16 drops, Grapeseed: 2 tablespoons

Atmospheric Diffusion: Create a warm ambiance by spreading mixtures of essential oils of Black Pepper, Vanilla, Rosemary, Lavender and Patchouli.

Specialties: Can be irritating to sensitive skin, use diluted. Not recommended during pregnancy, and do not use in young children

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Some oils are prohibited to pregnant women and children. Keep away from flame.