Maybe black pepper is one of the most used spices on the planet, but there is also a black pepper essential oil which has many health benefits and becomes more and more popular.
Black pepper is a rich source of many minerals such as manganese, iron, potassium, including vitamins as vitamin-C, vitamin K and dietary fiber. Black pepper is also a very good anti-inflammatory agent and it has antibacterial properties.
Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, people were really obsessed with this amazing black spice including Columbus itself, which seduced from this spice, he search all across the ocean for spices like turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. Those days black pepper was even used as a currency.
When it comes to black pepper essential oil, this amazing oil offers a wide range of health benefits. Black pepper essential oil possess a antibacterial, antioxidant, aperient, antiviral, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiarthritic, digestive and diaphoretic properties making him extremely useful.
This amazing oil, which has a warm and musky aroma and of course spicy, provides many health benefits such as boosting immune system, help detoxify the body, may serve as an appetite stimulant, aids digestion, heals respiratory conditions, encourages circulation, treats anxiety and even eases feelings of alcohol and cigarette cravings.
All these health benefits and much more which this amazing oil offers, depend on the way it is consumed. You need to know that this essential oil can be applied topically, ingested and of course inhaled. In addition let’s take a closer look on all three ways of consuming black pepper essential oil.
To apply topically means direct application to body surfaces, to a particular place on the body. This kind of usage is ideal for muscle relaxation, for massage, and for example to treat cramps or varicose veins due to black pepper antispasmodic properties. Also, due to antioxidant properties, this way black pepper essential oil helps to remove uric acid from the blood and thus to treat arthritis and rheumatism too.
People have used essential oils orally for centuries. Nowadays, whether is added in a glass of water, added into your food or simple consumed with a teaspoon, black pepper essential oil provides monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, a natural chemicals which are known for their antioxidant activity and their ability to support the immune system. Also this way of consummation promotes healthy digestion and through sweating and urination it helps the body to detox.
When inhaled, this essential oil helps ease mental stress and thus treats anxiety and also ease alcohol and cigarette cravings plus it may serve as an appetite stimulant. Feel free to use this oil this way to relax the body both physically and mentally.