Pepper Black

Piper nigrum

Origin: Madagascar
Family: Piperaceae
Part used: Fruit

A plant that needs little introduction, Piper nigrum is a flowering vine native to the Malabar Coast of India. Its spicy heat is due to the chemical compound piperine, and it's considered the most traded spice in the world. As well as its renowned culinary reputation, Pepper goes back centuries across a variety of cultures for its medicinal uses. These include circulatory stimulants, muscle relaxants, analgesics and a treatment for insomnia.
Fragrance notes
Sharp, musty and hot. Tones of dark, woody rose with a fresh, pungent bite.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Ylang Ylang, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Jasmine.
This ancient and revered spice dates back thousands of years. It was used in India over 4000 years ago to fight cholera, and of course, established as a culinary spice. Greek physician, Hippocrates, recommended Pepper for improving menstrual regulation while Louis XIV's doctor advised that a few drops applied topically would restore a lost erection. Attila the Hun is reputed to have demanded 3000 pounds of Pepper as part of the ransom for Rome. The Greeks employed Pepper oil for fighting a fever. It has been promoted for its powerful, warming properties and has been used to ease muscle and joint stiffness. Pepper Black oil is also believed to stimulate circulation and dilate blood vessels. It is said to have a calming effect on the mind and nerves.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Add 5 drops to 1ml of Olive oil. Massage into affected limbs twice a day.

Muscle tonic - relaxation
Add 3-5 drops to 1/2 tsp of Untouched Body Cream to apply direct, or add on a hot compress. Repeat as required.

Back support
Add 3-5 drops to Untouched Body Cream, for massage or add pure onto a hot compress.

Chill bains
Add 3-5 drops to 1 tsp of Untouched Body Cream, for massage into hands and feet after exposure to chills. repeat as required.

Libido stimulant
Add 5 drops to Sweet Almond oil and rub onto the lower back (only). Add 5 drops to a diffuser. May be sweetened by adding 5 drops of Ylang Ylang.
Safety considerations
Use with care in small amounts, avoid mucous membranes. Recommended for adults only. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Piper nigrum, distilled fruit, Madagascar
Key component
Limonene, beta-Caryophyllene, alpha- & beta-Pinene, delta-3-Carene