Columbus was dreaming of finding the spice islands of Asia, and he was especially interested in black pepper. Although people don’t really appreciate the spice, it was considered as a currency back then. Black pepper and its essential oil offer a tremendous health potential, and we bet that you aren’t even aware of it.
It’s all about the way you consume the oil. You can add it to your food, apply it on your skin, or just inhale it. We give you three amazing tips on how to use your black pepper essential oil.
The oil offers a wide range of properties, including expectorant, febrifuge, antioxidant, diuretic, anti-arthritic, circulatory, analgesic, antibacterial, stimulant, anthelmintic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, laxative, aphrodisiac, anticatarrhal, rubefacient, anti-inflammatory and carminative power.
Add black pepper essential oil to your BBQ sauce or any other steak sauce. It tastes amazing. Sesquiterpenes in this oil promote sweating and urination. It stimulates the production of bile and other digestive juices, and thus enhances digestion. Use it to improve the function of your digestive tract.
Black pepper essential oil has amazing warming properties. Always use it in moderate amounts, and combine it with a carrier oil. It relaxes muscles, so add it to our massage oil. This oil does wonders for those who deal with strains and cramps. Black pepper essential oil is also an excellent agent that cleanses uric acid buildups which is why it’s often recommended to patients diagnosed with arthritis, rheumatism, and gout.
Use the oil to soothe your body and mind. Combine it with juniper, cedar wood, lavender and frankincense essential oil for maximum effect. It will help you relieve stress. Experts say it does wonders to those who deal with smoking cessation stress.
Source: Living Traditionally