Spices have a certain power. History is proof of how men and women went to great lengths — travel, wars, conquests, and so on — to acquire spices from the world over. While every spice plays a vital role in our daily lives, be it in cuisine, medicine, or more, black pepper takes the cake for being quite the super-spice.
While black pepper may be a permanent fixture on your dining table, ‘black pepper essential oil’ may just be the answer to most of your problems. It’s healing properties span from being antibacterial, antiseptic, laxative, antioxidant, expectorant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, febrifuge, and so much more.
Here are a few ways you can use black pepper oil. It’s time to embrace this magic elixir in your life, and make it your go-to cure for nearly everything that needs a fix.
For a healthy stomach
Black pepper oil helps increase the hydrochloric acid content in your stomach. This helps in digestion which in turn prevents perennial digestive problems such as colic, diarrhea, or constipation. Further, it also inhibits your intestines from forming gas, and stimulates sweating and urination, which helps get rid of toxins from your body.
For weight loss
Peppercorn’s outer layer is believed to be a natural fat burner. It breaks down fat cells the natural way, so it’ll sure to be an asset in your fitness regime.
As an antioxidant
Black pepper oil can prevent and relieve any damage to your body caused by free radicals. The antioxidant property helps keep your liver healthy and helps fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer cells.
For your neurological health
Known to be a superfood for the brain, the oil can boost cognitive function and help stimulate one’s memory.
As an antibacterial
On regular consumption, the oil cleanses your arteries and essentially reduces the risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis, and so on. Got an annoying insect bite? Black pepper oil can also be applied to it to relieve the itch and clear any bacterial infection.
For respiratory relief
As an asthmatic myself, black pepper has been my go-to home remedy for congestion and phlegm formation in the respiratory tract. The oil also relieves sinusitis and clears the nasal passage when you have a blocked nose.
For your skin
The oil helps cure vitiligo, and just incorporating one drop into your skincare routine can do wonders to your dull skin.
Black pepper oil can be ingested orally. Either directly through a spoon or dropper or it can be added to your food for flavor. This works best for stomach issues, period cramps, and so on.
You can also add a few drops into an essential oil burner on days when you need to de-stress or curb cigarette cravings. Additionally, it can also be used as topical medication along with a carrier oil to alleviate pain, cramps, and recurring issues like arthritis, gout, rheumatism, and so on.