Updated: Dec 7, 2017
The essential oil derived from black pepper is a natural antioxidant and supports the immune system. It can delay the effects of ageing and even help repair damage at the cellular level, as well as improve the circulation, with its natural warming properties. It is also an antispasmodic, meaning it relieves muscle spasms and cramps. This makes it great to use in post-workout massage oils. Because black pepper essential oil also has anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic action, in addition to stimulating the body, it helps remove toxins from the blood, which makes it a must-have for gout and rheumatism sufferers.
Contraindications: if taken in large quantities, it overstimulates the kidneys and it may cause uneasiness, unrest, vomiting, loose motions, irritation and inflammation of the intestines, sleeplessness, overheating, and smelling strongly of pepper. Keep pepper away from the eyes and nose, as it may cause irritation, sneezing, and burning of the eyes. Avoid on sensitive skin.
Spirit: Dissolves spiritual exhaustion, breaking through self-doubt. Revives inner conviction and gives strength to act.
Tip: Black Pepper is been used therapeutically for more than 400 years, In Ayurvedic medicine, it was thought not only to warm the body but also to re-energise the system and restore vitality. At one time, black pepper was more valuable than gold because of its rarity and its medicinal properties, in addition to its culinary uses. It was even used as a form of currency by some traders.