Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Black Pepper

Black peppercorns
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Black pepper oil comes from the fruit (peppercorns) of the Piper nigrum plant. It has a warm, spicy, peppery scent. It has a diuretic and stimulating effect.

PropertiesEdit

 
Piper nigrum essential oil.

DigestiveEdit

Relieves indigestion, heartburn, flatulence and constipation. Improves appetite. Increases saliva.

ImmunologicalEdit

Fights colds and flu.

RespiratoryEdit

Alleviates sinus congestion.

CautionEdit

  • Don't use black pepper oil during pregnancy.
  • It may irritate sensitive skin.