Black Pepper Essential Oil
Botanical Name: (Piper nigrum)
Plant Origin: Madagascar
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from fruit
Shelf Life: 4 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Selah oil blends that contain Black Pepper essential oil:
- appetite (loss of)
- aches and pains - general
- circulatory conditions: cold limbs
- constipation and diarrhea
- digestion: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), flatulence, colic, heartburn, indigestion
- endocrine system stimulation
- general nerve tonic
- increase cellular oxygenation
- increase energy
- muscles: aches, pains, fatigue, tone
- rheumatism, arthritis
- respiratory infections: cold and flu, coughs, quinsy, catarrh
- stomach cramps
- vomiting & nausea
Gastroenteritis -- “A blend which has been found to work well for both enteritis and irritable bowel syndrome…and mostly administered internally diluted in a dispersant e.g. honey, then water, is equal quantities of Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce [fennel], Mentha x piperita and Piper nigrum [black pepper]” (6. p. 267).
Pregnancy Aches/Pains -- “Sciatica is difficult to treat, although many have benefited from applying a lotion (50 ml containing 3 drops each of the following analgesic or/and anti-inflammatory oils) which is known to relieve muscular aches/pains: Chamaemelum nobile [Roman chamomile], Mentha x piperita [peppermint], Myristica fragrans [nutmeg], Ocimum basilicum [basil], Pelargonium graveolens [geranium], Piper nigrum [black pepper], Zingiber officinalis [ginger]. The same oils can be used in a bath (6-8 drops) or in a compress” (6. p. 244).
Colds, aches and pains, influenza, flatulence, rheumatism (1. p. 397).
In a 2013 study reported to the journal of Advances of Pharmacological Sciences, key enzymes relevant to both hypertension and type 2 diabetes were positively affected by exposure to black pepper essential oil (8. p. 286).
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- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- antimicrobial - resists or destroys pathogenic micro organisms
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- aphrodisiac - arousing or increasing sexual desire
- circulatory - promotes flow of blood and lymph
- diuretic - aids in removal of excess water from the body; promotes urination
- expectorant - promotes the discharge of mucous from the respiratory system
- febrifuge - supports the combat, reduction, or elimination of fever
- immunostimulant - stimulates the action of the immune system
- nervine - soothing and toning to the nerves and nervous system
- restorative - helps strengthen and revive the body systems
- tonic - strengthens or invigorates organs or the entire organism
Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or affected area as desired.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
Click here for the essential oil dilution chart.
Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by FDA
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Can cause extreme skin irritation. Dilute well.
May cause skin sensitization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator.
General EO Cautions:
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
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