Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Black Pepper

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Black peppercorns
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Black pepper oil comes from the fruit (peppercorns) of the Piper nigrum plant. It has a warm, spicy, peppery scent. It has a diuretic and stimulating effect.

Properties[edit]

Digestive[edit]

Relieves indigestion, heartburn, flatulence and constipation. Improves appetite. Increases saliva.

Immunological[edit]

Fights colds and flu.

Respiratory[edit]

Alleviates sinus congestion.

Caution[edit]

  • Don't use black pepper oil during pregnancy.
  • It may irritate sensitive skin.