A perennial vine climbing to about 5m. The inflorescence is a spike of about 20 to 30 sessile flowers which develop into sessile fruits. Black peppers are produced from the unripe fruits on the harvested spikes. The essential oil is obtained via steam distillation of the dried, crushed but not quite ripe fruits.
- Digestive system : its stomachic and carminative properties make it an excellent choice for aotnic dyspepsia, constipation, flatulence and loss of appetite.
- Musculoskeletal system : recommended in a massage blend for relief of rheumatism and arthritis, muscular pains and aches, tired and aching limbs and muscular stiffness.
How to use:
For massage : Mix 3 to 4 drops of essential oils with 3 tablespoonful of carrier oil.
For bath : Drip about 6 to 8 drops of essential oils into bathtub filled with warm water and add 2 tablespoonful of carrier oil.
For vaporisation : Add 6 to 8 drops of essential oils into a tea-light candle burner or electric burner. For tea-light candle burner, do add water.
Ingredients: Piper nigrum
Country of Origin: India
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Size: 10ml, 30ml or 100ml