Description: Black Pepper essential oil is a powerful antiviral agent, expectorant, and stimulates digestive glands.
Cultivation: Certified USDA Organic
Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Fragrance: Spicy, warm
Part of Plant: Peppercorn
Origin: Sri Lanka
Extraction: Steam distillation
Suggested Use: Use in a diffuser or dilute in a vegetable or massage oil. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., says that tested at 4% (up to 6 drops per teaspoon or 5ml) on 25 volunteers, it was "neither irritating nor sensitizing" (p. 385. Reprinted by permission of author.).
Application: Best known for its ability to assist with any kind of digestive upset.
Caution: Skin sensitization may occur if oxidized. To prevent oxidization, store in a dark container in the refrigerator. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark place.
Blends well with: Ginger, Carrot seed, Lemon, Bay Laurel, Ravintsara, Niaouli, Tea Tree
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