In the Christopher Columbus’s era, the majority of men were obsessed with spice. They traveled throughout the world in an effort to found new spices. Only Christopher out of them all went too far across the ocean searching for spices such as turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. But, the one that caught his eye was the black pepper.
In that time, black pepper was used as a currency. From then on, people started to view it differently because they found out it has a lot to offer. Black pepper and the essential oil that comes from it provide a variety of health benefits.
Health Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black pepper essential oil provides innumerate medical characteristics such as a laxative, antibacterial, carminative, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, diuretic, stimulant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, and etc.
It’s good for the stomach because it boosts the hydrochloric acid production in the stomach, and as a result improves digestion. Having healthy digestion prevents constipation, colic, and diarrhea. Black pepper also promotes sweating and urination, which helps elimination of toxic.
Weight loss: The outer peppercorn layer boosts fat cells break down, making them ideal for shedding weight in a natural way.
Skin health: Pepper cures vitiligo, a condition that causes particular skin areas to turn white.
Respiratory relief: Pepper relieves sinusitis and nasal congestion thanks to its capacity for mucus dissolving in the respiratory tract.
Antibacterial activity: The antibacterial features in pepper fight against infections and insect bites. If consumed regularly, it will cleanse the arteries and lower the risk of atherosclerosis.
Antioxidant activity: Its antioxidant content prevents the damage caused by free radicals, and protects against cardiovascular disease, liver problems, and even cancer.
The black pepper’s benefits depend on the way of its consumption. It can be inhaled, ingested, or applied topically. For more information concerning the 3 ways of using it, keep on reading.
When ingested, (added to steak sauce or BBQ) it provides sesquiterpenes, which are powerful antioxidants known for sweating and urination promotion, the 2 best ways in which body gets rid of toxins.
Besides relaxing the body physically, black pepper relaxes the mind, as well. When inhaled, it eases mental stress and helps people to deal more easily with stress caused by smoking cessation.
When used topically, it relaxes the muscle and alleviates cramps. Its antioxidant characteristics eliminate uric acid from the blood, thus making it extremely beneficial for people who suffer from arthritis, gout, and rheumatism.