People were using different spices since the days of Christopher Columbus. They wanted to try different spices so they travelled around the world to find new spices. But Christopher Columbus was really obsessed with different spices so he travelled abroad to find turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. But he was especially fond of black pepper!
These days black pepper is not very popular, but back then it was highly appreciated as it was used as a medicine. Maybe it is time to be used again because it is very beneficial. Black pepper oil is especially recommended. Find out why!
Health Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black pepper essential oil has many amazing properties: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, laxative, diaphoretic, antibacterial, febrifuge, antioxidant, diuretic, carminative, antiseptic, stimulant and many others.
1.Good for the stomach
It stimulates the secretion of the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. In this way it improves digestion which is very important against constipation, diarrhea and colic. This spice also helps against formation of intestinal gas, it stimulates sweating and urination which will help with body detox.
2. Weight loss
Lose weight in completely natural way with the help of this oil. It is a well- known fact that the outer layer of peppercorn helps in breaking down the fat-cells.
Pepper is known to help against a very serious skin condition- vertiligo as it stimulates pigment production.
This spice also helps in dissolving mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tract so it is beneficial in treating sinusitis and nasal congestion.
Due to its antibacterial properties, pepper is effective in the fight against infections and insect bites. This spice also cleanses the arteries so it reduces the risk of atherosclerosis.
Because of its antioxidant properties, this spice helps in preventing and repairing harmful effects of free radicals. In this way your body will be protected from cardiovascular diseases, liver damage and even cancer.
The main compound of black pepper is Piperine which is proven to reduce memory impairment and cognitive malfunction.
It is very important how you consume this oil. It can be ingested, inhaled or applied topically:
If you add this oil to BBQ or in some steak sauce, you will provide your body with sesquiterpenes. These are powerful antioxidants which will help in eliminating toxins from the body through urination and sweating. In this way you will improve digestion and overall health.
Besides the fact that this spice improves your physical health it also improves your mental health. If you inhale this oil in combination with juniper or lavender oil, it will help in reducing stress and can even help to quit smoking.
Pepper oil when applied topically in combination with carrier oil helps in relaxing muscles and alleviating pulls and cramps. Due to its antioxidant properties uric acid is removed from the blood which is especially beneficial for people who suffer from arthritis, rheumatism and gout. Its antispasmodic properties on the other hand help against cramps.