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