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Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Essential Oil

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Essential Oil


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Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Piper nigrum
English Name : Black pepper
French Name : Poivre noir
Family : Piperaceae
Origin : Madagascar, India, Malaysia, Brazil

History and Origin

Piper nigrum is a climbing plant that can reach several meters in height. Its leaves are smooth and its long spikes are covered with green fruits becoming red. These fruits give black, white or red peppercorns, according to its different degrees of maturation and depending on how it is treated. Pepper is today a common cooking spice, used around the world. The essential oil stimulates, tones and warms the body and soul during the cold season. 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Fruits
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear mobile transparent liquid. Its warm, spicy and woody aroma is typical to pepper.
Properties : General tonic, anticatarrhal, expectorant, fluidifying ++, stimulating tonic on the digestive glands +++, antalgic, odontalgic +++, aphrodisiac +, febrifuge +, warming effect on muscles, circulatory tonic.
Indications : Odontalgia +++, angina, digestive and hepato-pancreatic insufficiency +++, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, rheumatisms, rheumatic and muscular pain ++, fever +, sexual asthenia +, psychological fatigue.
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Pepper is used as a cooking spice in almost every type of cuisine around the world. Black pepper essential oil can be used in cooking. It has the aroma of the pepper without the hotness.


Black pepper essential oil can be used in diffusion in synergy with other oils.


Black pepper can be used as a soothing mouth bath. It can also be added to massage oils to warm and prepare the muscles for physical effort.


It blends well with the following essential oils: ylang-ylang, rosemary, lavender, sandalwood, marjoram.  











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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Not known under physiological doses.




Sesquiterpene : β-caryophyllene (22,26 %)

Monoterpenes : limonene (18,20 %), α-pinene (13,45 %)


Lot BPINIMDG05U (2016/11)


Sesquiterpene: β-caryophyllene (23,72 %)

Monoterpenes : limonene (16,95 %), α-pinene (13,38 %)


Lot BPINIIND01V (n.d./n.a.)


Sesquiterpene: β-caryophyllene (27,66 %)

Monoterpenes: delta-3-carene (12,87 %), limonene (12,05 %), sabinene (7,82 %)







































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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • WERNER, M., VON BRAUNSCHWEIG, R., L’aromathérapie : Principes, indications, utilisations, Édition Vigot.