According to Our Healthy Corner, when Columbus started his voyage westwards as to find the spice islands of Asia, he had one specific spice in mind, i.e. black pepper.
Believe it or not, back in the days, black pepper was even used as a currency whereas nowadays, its advantages are overlooked by many. Black pepper and black pepper oil have indeed amazing health advantages that you may not have known by now. Black pepper can be inhaled, ingested, or topically applied.
Below, check out the amazing properties of black pepper and learn details about each of its uses.
The Health Properties of Black Pepper
Topical Use of Black Pepper Oil
According to Our Healthy Corner, applying black pepper oil onto the skin has amazing benefits. However, it needs to be applied together with carrier oil and moderately. It can help you relax the muscles after a strenuous workout or to reduce cramps and strains. Since it possesses antioxidant characteristics, it can be of aid in expelling toxins from the blood, for example, uric acid, which is known to be present in higher amounts in individuals diagnosed with gout, arthritis, or rheumatism.
Ingesting Black Pepper Oil
Consuming black pepper oil is known to release powerful antioxidants known as sesquiterpenes that encourage urination and sweating, which is how the body removes toxins. And, this will also boost the production of stomach and bile juices and thus, ease the dissolving and processing of foods and consequently, it will improve the overall digestion.
What about Aromatherapy with Black Pepper Oil?
Inhaling black pepper oil will not only relax and calm the body, but it will also have the same effect on the mind. If you decide to use it in this way, make sure you mix it with some other oil such as lavender, frankincense, Juniper or cedarwood. Use it whenever you feel overly stressed or if you need to reduce stress associated with quitting smoking or anxiousness.
Other Benefits of Black Pepper
- Boosts the appetite
- Brings relief from IBS
- Decreases the bad cholesterol
- Protects from cancer
- Improves the blood flow
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