Black Pepper Essential Oil
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Plant Origin: Madagascar
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from fruit.
Selah oil blends that contain Black Pepper essential oil:
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]” (Price, 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” (Price, 244).
Rheumatism, asthenia – (1) Releases wind-cold with cold phlegm in the lungs. (2) Warms the stomach to expel cold (Schnaubelt, 106).
Colds, aches and pains, influenza, flatulence, rheumatism (Worwood, 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 (Althea Press, 286).
Analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, aphrodesiac, arthritis, chillblains, circulatory health, cold, constipation, cramping, diabetes, digestive aid, diuretic, fatigue, fever, flu, healthy kidney function, hypertension, laxative, muscle pain and stiffness, rheumatism (Althea Press, 287).
Muscle aches, arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, poor muscle tone, muscle stiffness, neuralgia, chilblains, poor circulation, pain, flush lactic acid, stimulates nervous, circulatory, and digestive systems, aids digestion, relieves cramps, colic, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, kills bacteria, reduce fever, cold, influenza (Purchon, 41).
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Topical: Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or affected area as desired.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by FDA
Internal: 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" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
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.
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.
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.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness (2014).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011).
Althea Press. Essential Oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
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