Essential Oils

Black pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum)

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Sources: India, Indonesia
Extraction: Steam distilled
Note: Middle
Scent: pepper
Key Points:

    • Warming
    • Can be used in blends for airborne illnesses
    • May boost energy and concentration


Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, stimulant, vasodilator
Uses:  colds, coughs, flu, nausea, fatigue, concentration, airborne illnesses, boost immunity, boost energy, antidepressant
Cautions:  Do not directly inhale (Whitton).  Excess amounts may be too stimulating.  May be a skin irritant.  Avoid this oil if you have kidney disease.

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