Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices on the planet. It’s valued not only as a flavoring agent in our meals, but also for a variety of other purposes, such as medicinal uses, as a preservative and in perfumery. Black pepper’s major active principle, piperine, has been shown to have many beneficial health attributes including possible anticancer properties. Here are some benefits of using essential oil:
1. Relieves Aches and Pains
Because of its warming, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, black pepper oil works to reduce muscle injuries, tendonitis, and symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.
2. Aids Digestion
Black pepper oil may help ease the discomfort of constipation, diarrhea and gas. Black pepper’s piperine exhibits antidiarrheal and can actually have a spasmodic effect, which is helpful for constipation relief. Overall, black pepper and piperine appear to have possible medicinal uses for gastrointestinal motility disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
3. Lowers Cholesterol
Researchers claim that supplementation with black pepper elevated the concentration of HDL (good) cholesterol and reduced the concentration of LDL (bad) cholesterol. It points toward using essential oil internally to reduce high triglycerides and improve total cholesterol levels.
4. Antiviral Properties
The long-term use of antibiotics has resulted in the evolution of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Black pepper extract contains anti-virulence properties, meaning it targets bacterial virulence without affecting cell viability, making drug resistance less likely.
5. Lowers Blood Pressure
When black pepper essential oil is taken internally, it may promote healthy circulation and even lower high blood pressure. Black pepper is known in Ayurvedic medicine for its warming properties that can be helpful to circulation and heart health when used internally or applied topically. Mixing oil with cinnamon or turmeric essential oil can enhance these warming properties.