The health benefits of black pepper essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-arthritic, anti-spasmodic, aperient, carminative, diaphoretic and digestive substance. This is essential oil which is derived from the black pepper which is considered as a spice or condiment which is very popular and common throughout the world. Black pepper is the dried fruit of the pepper plant and its scientific name is Piper Nigrum. This spice is extensively used in the culinary applications. I t tastes hot. It has an appetizing aroma.
In the distant past, this home remedy was considered as sacred and it was used as a form of currency. Black pepper was so valuable which was a reason why it was traded for gold and it was one of the most prized trade items which were exported from India to other parts of the world. Black pepper was considered as more valuable than gold. The main components of this essential oil are Alpha Terpenene, Camphene, Alpha Termineol, Pinocarveol, Linalol, Sabinene, Beta Bisabolene, Beta Caryophyllene, Phellandrene, Myrcene and Limonene Pinene.
When this essential oil is taken in large quantities, then it can cause inflammation and irritation of the intestines, loose motions, vomiting, unrest, uneasiness, smelling strongly of pepper, overheating and sleeplessness. Here are some health benefits of the black pepper essential oil:
Black pepper essential oil cure bacterial infections
Black pepper essential oil has good antibacterial properties which do not have any side effects. This is a very effective home remedy for curing bacterial infections in the urinary tract, digestive system, colon and mouth. Also it disinfects the food which is added to and it protects from the bacterial infections for long periods.
Black pepper essential oil can protect the body from the damages which are done by free radicals and also it can help to repair these damages which have already been done. Also it can delay adverse effects of the aging such as memory loss, nervous disorders, loss of mobility in the joints, degeneration and loosening of the muscles, wrinkling of the skin, macular degeneration and vision loss.
Black pepper essential oil increases urination
When this essential oil is indigested, then it increases urination and sweating. Both of the mentioned properties are playing an important role in the removal of toxins from your body, disinfecting the body and clearing the pores on the skin. Urination and sweating can help to eliminate the extra water and fat from your body, which is lowering blood pressure, reducing weight and making the body very relaxed. The mentioned properties can also help to reduce the inflammation.
Reduces arthritis pain
Black pepper essential oil has warming and stimulating properties and it can improve the circulation which is giving an immediate relief from arthritis and rheumatism particularly during the winter cold days when these symptoms are aggravated the most. Also this is very effective in removing toxins such as uric acid from the blood which is very beneficial for people who suffer from gout, arthritis and chronic rheumatism.
This essential oil is good for digestion because it can stimulate the whole digestive system, from the salivary glands in your mouth to the large intestines in which are included promoting secretion of digestive juices such as bile and acids into your stomach to facilitate the digestion.
Cleans excretory system
This essential oil has mild purgative properties but it is safe for the system, unlike other puragtives such as castor oil. Also it can help to clean the intestines and at the same time it cures the infections in your excretory and digestive systems.
Eliminates excess gas
This essential oil is carminative substance and it can help to remove the gases and it can prohibit the additional gas formation in the stomach and in the intestines. Also it can inhibit the bacteria which are responsible for the formation of gas.
This is an effective antispasmodic and it can give a relief from the convulsions, spasms, cramps and muscle pulls.