Escentia Black Pepper Essential Oil

R104.70

Black pepper essential oil

Botanical (and family):
Piper Nigrum. Family Piperaceae

Distribution:
Native to south west India, it is now cultivated extensively in tropical countries, as Malaysia, Madagascar and Singapore.

Description of plant:
A climbing vine-like shrub with dark green leaves, white flowers and red fruit.

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Description

Extraction:
Steam distillation of dried and crushed black peppercorns.

Charactersitics:
An almost water-white or pale greenish-grey mobile liquid with a fresh, dry-woody, warm-spicy smell, reminiscent of dried black pepper, elemi or cubeb.
MIDDLE NOTE

Odour effects:
Highly stimulating.

Cautions:
Too much too often could stimulate the kidneys. A possible skin irritant.

Main chemical constituents:
Piperitone and dihydrocarvone – 4%
Beta-caryophyllene – 31%
Piperonol – 1%
Limonene, sabinene, pinenes, myrcene, camphene and thujene – 60%
terpinen-4-ol, linalool – 3%
Myristicen and safrole – 1%

Properties and indications:
MIND
Very stimulating, strengthens nerves and mind.
BODY
Tones skeletal muscles. Good sports oil, where excessive exertion occurs. Helpful with rheumatoid arthritis. Increases flow of saliva and stimulates the appetite. Quells vomiting and encourages peristalsis, so also restores tone to colon muscles. Said to be an antidote for fish and mushroom poisoning. Gets rid of excess fat and expels toxins. Reputedly aids formation of new blood cells.
SKIN
Helpful with bruises.

Other uses:
Extensive use in spice preparation. Used in oriental and floral fragrances.

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