Essential Profile: Pepper Black

Pepper Black

Latin Name: Piper nigrum

Family: Piperaceae

Plant Part: Fruit

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Fire

Functional Groups: Terpene, sesquiterpene, alcohol, phenol, ketone, aldehyde

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha

Scent: Spicy, fresh, sharp, penetrating

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Irritating

Physical Uses: Circulation, chills, digestion, nausea, colds, flu, sore muscles & joints, cold feet, warming.

Mental/Emotional: Mental clarity, stamina, apathy, comforting, emotional coldness, helps with anxiety while quitting smoking. 

Other Uses: Add to aphrodisiac blends for spice, preservative, insect repellent.

Blends Well With: Flowers, spices, citrus, roots, seeds, woods

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/black-pepper-oil.asp

https://abouteos.com/black-pepper-essential-oil/

Photo by AromaAngie

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