Spices of all sorts have been used for centuries back for treatment of various health issues. Since then, spices have become a main focus, giving them the popularity and attention they deserve.
Among all sorts of spices, black pepper stands out since it has wide spectrum of uses. Ancient people used black pepper for trading, exchanging it as a currency. Although it provides great number of health benefits, black pepper is somewhat underrated and undermined by the modern medicine and science. In fact, it’s highly beneficial and healthy for the body. The oil that derives from black pepper has even bigger role and importance in the health industry.
Health Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil:
Black pepper contains a lot of healthy properties, such as carminative, laxative, antibacterial, antioxidant, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, antispasmodic, stimulant, and etc.
It soothes stomach ache and treat constipation, diarrhea, and colic. At the same time, it reduces gas occurrence and sweating activity.
Black pepper essential oil stimulates weight loss by dissolving easily the fat cell which are stuck within the body.
Skin health: black pepper prevents or diminishes vitiligo, a depigmentation disease which results in occurrence of white skin patches.
Improves breathing: black pepper improves the airways performance and ease sinusitis and nasal congestion. It eliminates nasal phlegm and mucus that are found inside the lungs.
Kills off bacteria: thanks to its antibacterial properties, black pepper reduces the inflammation caused by bites of insects. Also, it diminishes the expansion of the arteries and cleanses the toxins from them.
Antioxidant properties: black pepper is rich in compounds which prevent the the multiplication and spreading of the free radicals in the body. In addition, they keep the body safe from severe health issues, such as cardiovascular irregularities, liver damage, and cancer.
Neurological health: Black pepper is rich in piperine, a substance that preserves the memory and makes the organism to stay clear of brain damage.
Black pepper oil can be found and used in diverse forms: oral consumption, inhalation, external application, and etc.
In cuisine, black pepper is used as flavor enricher, thus providing sesquiterpenes, a potent antioxidant which improves the sweating process and urination and destroys additional bodily toxins. It stimulates the bile production and improves the digestion process.
Black pepper inhalation relaxes your body and brings serenity. It can be combined with juniper oil or lavender, if you want to have more favorable effects.
Black pepper oil, when combined with carrier oil, prevents cramps and soothes the muscles. By so doing, the body receives all antioxidant features and flush out the auric acid from the organism. This oil, when applied externally, help to the people suffering of arthritis, gout, and rheumatism.