How To Use Black Pepper Oil
Here are ways on how to use black pepper oil.
Black pepper, an essential oil is derived from the plant Piper nigrum. The oil is made from the unripe black peppercorns, a valuable and much sought after spice. Indians, Chinese and Africans have been using black pepper oil since centauries, for both medicinal and culinary purposes; in aromatherapy, black pepper oil has many uses.
We can use black pepper oil in cooking, as aroma therapy oil for massage, in soaps, bath oils, ointments, diffusers and many more uses. Black pepper oil can be used in the treatment of toothache, pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness, nerve tonic and fevers. It furthermore increases the flow of saliva, stimulates appetite, encourages peristalsis, tones the colon muscles and is a general digestive tonic. Black pepper is also helps to increase stamina and can be used to help concentration. Black pepper is also known to be an aphrodisiac.
The spicy aroma of black pepper oil has a warming quality and using black pepper oil in your food is sure to warm your body and heart during winter.
Here are ways in which you can use black pepper oil.
- Black pepper oil as an Ointment - Asians have been using black pepper oil in creams for many skin conditions. It heals bruises, relieves muscle pains and helps to cure chilblains and dermatitis. Use black pepper oil as a skin antibiotic. When using black pepper oil on the skin, dilute it in a carrier oil, (such as sweet almond oil) as black pepper oil used on its own can cause skin burns.
- Black pepper oil as an aromatherapy massage oil – Using black pepper oil will increase blood circulation and help to flush away the toxins that cause sore muscles.
- Black pepper oil as a balm - It can also be rubbed into tender joints as a cure for arthritis pain and stiffness. Using black pepper oil can actually help to improve muscle tone by increasing blood flow to out-of-shape muscles.
- Black pepper oil as an aromatherapy diffuser and scent – Using black pepper oil in an aromatherapy diffuser, through black pepper scented candles or through a chest rub or compress that involves diluted black pepper oil will help to get rid of all respiratory problems. Use black pepper oil in an aromatherapy diffuser while to increase concentration, alertness and to continue working through a long, tired night.
- Black pepper oil as an aphrodisiac – Using Black pepper oil in a diffuser or in foods can stimulate sexual desire and warm cold feelings.
- Black pepper oil in diet for digestion – Using black pepper oil in cooking increases metabolism and helps to lose weight. The oil can also improve digestion and relieve gas and flatulence, and prevent diarrhea. Use black pepper oil regularly to detoxify the colon and make you digestive system work perfectly! Use black pepper oil to stimulate your appetite if you are a poor eater.
Using Black pepper oil requires caution and it should be used in small quantities as it has a strong aroma and flavor. It can be an irritant, can cause skin burns and should be kept away from children’s reach. Over use of black pepper oil in cooking can cause damage to the kidneys as it over stimulates the organ so you must be careful when using black pepper oil in your daily cooking.