INGREDIENT

Black Pepper Oil

Piper nigrum

Black Pepper Oil
Warming and stimulating
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Products with this ingredient

Black pepper oil is warming and stimulating. It is used as part of the perfume of a product, for its radiating warmth.

Description

Description

Historically, pepper was valued to aid digestion and cause sneezing. Clinical trials have shown that the main constituent, piperine, acts as an anti-inflammatory, inhibits parasites and can protect the liver. This woody plant grows berries that are harvested unripe and dried in the sun to develop flavour and colour. The oil is extracted from the berries by method of steam distillation. It is usually colourless to pale green. It is usually colourless to pale green and has a spicy and sharp peppercorn smell.

Pepper has been among the most important spices used around the world for thousands of years. It was even considered precious in medieval Europe. Initially, it was used medicinally and later added to food for its flavour. Black pepper has a distinctive aroma and an intense taste.

Aromatherapists recommend black pepper oil for headaches, poor circulation, aching muscles, as a natural pain reliever and to combat mental fatigue.

The black pepper oil found in Lush products is from India.

At a glance

At a glance

Time of harvest
October and November
Origin
India
Black Pepper Oil can be found in these products
7
Products with this ingredient
Black Pepper Oil can be found in these products
Toothy Tabs
Fully charged mouths
R125.00
Each
Fun
E.T. make foam
R105.00
200g
Metamorphosis bath bomb
Bath Bomb
Dawn chorus
R69.50
Each
Massage Bar
Warming and stimulating
R110.00
60g