Black pepper oil is extracted from plant Piper nigrum of Piperaceae family. The oil is made from unripe red fruit of plant that is picked when fully ripe and outside layer (pericarp) is removed before drying. This essential oil blends and mixes well aroma wise with other essential oils.
Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices on the planet. It’s valued not only as a flavoring agent in our meals, but also for a variety of other purposes, such as medicinal uses, as a preservative and in perfumery. In recent decades, research has explored the many benefits of black pepper essential oil and its major active principle, piperine, which has the ability to enhance the digestive system and protect us against oxidative damage
Black pepper oil is used for the treatment of rheumatism, pain relief, chills, colds, flu, increase circulation, muscular aches, exhaustion, physical & emotional coldness, nerve tonic and fevers.
It also helps in increasing flow of saliva, stimulates appetite, tones the colon muscles, encourages peristalsis and is also used as a general digestive tonic.
3. Lowers Cholesterol A 2002 study on the hypolipidemic (lipid-lowering) effect of black pepper in rats fed a high-fat diet showed a decrease in the levels of cholesterol, free fatty acids, phospholipids and triglycerides. Researchers found that supplementation with black pepper elevated the concentration of HDL cholesterol and reduced the concentration of LDL cholesterol and VLDL cholesterol in the plasma of rats fed high-fat foods. Use black pepper essential oil internally to reduce high triglycerides and improve your total cholesterol levels.