We all know that black pepper is a valued spice which is nowadays used in different cuisines. Black pepper has been cherished since ancient times – it has even been used as currency in trade. The spice gives our food a nice kick, but it also offers quite a few health benefits.
According to experts, black pepper is a powerful:
antiseptic, antioxidant, stimulant, expectorant, circulatory, diaphoretic, analgesic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and carminative agent. It can be used either topically, as an addition to meals or by inhalation.
Here’s how to use it:
Using black pepper essential oil aromatically can help you deal with the stress of stopping smoking and calm down your racing mind. It is especially effective against stress and anxiety.
When using black pepper oil, it’s best to do so after mixing it with a carrier oil such as avocado, jojoba or coconut oil. Massage the mixture to relax your muscles and prevent muscle cramps and other problems. Furthermore, this mixture will also reduce the levels of uric acid in the body and relieve the symptoms of arthritis and gout.
Ingesting the oil will provide your body with antioxidants known as sesquiterpenes. These compounds are pretty powerful and can promote sweating and elimination, effectively flushing out toxins from your body. Consuming black pepper or its oil will also improve your digestion and metabolism and boost the release of various digestive juices which will help your stomach digest food easier.