You have probably used black pepper at least once, but have you tried the essential oil? According to researches, the black pepper essential oil provides various health benefits that include fighting cancer cells.
Take a look at the 6 health benefits of using black pepper essential oil:
It has anti-cancer properties
The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties of this essential oil were discovered in a study conducted at Michigan State University. According to this study, black pepper contains compounds that suppress human cancer cell proliferation. Piperine, which is one of the compounds in black pepper, has the most powerful anti-cancer properties.
It relieves aches and pains
Black pepper essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties which are very useful for treating muscle pain due to injuries and tendonitis. This oil also provides relief from arthritis and rheumatism symptoms. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study which examined the effectiveness of treating neck pain with essential oils. The participants in the study applied a cream made from black pepper, lavender, marjoram and peppermint essential oils to their necks. They noticed that their neck pain was reduced and their pain tolerance improved.
It aids in digestion
If you suffer from digestive discomfort black pepper essential oil can provide a great relief. According to studies this oil has anti-diarrheal and gastro-protective properties thus helps fight gas, diarrhea and constipation. The black pepper essential oil is also very beneficial for healthy digestion because it stimulates hydrochloric acid secretion.
It lowers cholesterol levels
Researchers have discovered that black pepper supplements help increase the good and reduce the bad cholesterol levels as well as high triglycerides. This oil is the best natural option for people who have trouble controlling the cholesterol levels.
It eases the feeling of anxiety and cigarette cravings
Scientists have discovered that black pepper oil is able to reduce cravings and suppress several other smoking withdrawal symptoms. The researchers in these studies also claim that using black pepper can relieve the symptoms of anxiety due to smoking withdrawal. This oil is excellent if you are trying to quit smoking or if you need to calm anxiety.
It helps detox the body
Black pepper oil provides a warm sensation when applied topically. It also helps the body remove toxins and excess water by increasing urination. Scientists at Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics have discovered that using black pepper oil can even normalize the blood pressure, reduce inflammation and improve glucose intolerance.
How to use black pepper essential oil
This oil can be easily found in healthy foods stores or online. You can use it by inhaling it directly or diffused, internally in small doses or topically.
If you want to consume it internally make sure that you buy 100% pure-grade oil made by a reputable company. If you want to apply it topically, use a small dose and dilute it with coconut or almond oil, because it causes a warming sensation.
Watch the video below to learn more about black pepper essential oil.