All About Black Pepper

IMG_2983 copy copy(Spoiler Alert: it’s not just some boring old condiment!)

Black pepper is one of the most recognizable and commonly used spices on earth, but did you know it can also be made into an essential oil? Not just a seasoning that adds flavor and zest to your meals, black pepper also offers a variety of wellness benefits for the entire body.

The main active ingredient, peperine, has been found to regulate the digestive tract, protect cells from oxidizing, lower cholesterol, jumpstart the metabolism, soothe chronic aches and pains, increase circulation, and detoxify the organs and bloodstream.

Due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, black pepper essential oil is an effective adjunct to your skincare regimen too. The nutrients in black pepper, such as phosphorus, calcium, manganese, potassium, iron, selenium, and Vitamins A and K, fight against wrinkling, reduced elasticity and the overall skin degeneration that can occur with aging. In addition, black pepper stimulates the body’s sweat glands which removes toxic waste to cleanse the pores and decrease inflammation.

These benefits all combine to give you a vibrant complexion, while optimizing health throughout your entire system. Adding this essential oil to your skincare routine can help you both look and feel nourished and rejuvenated from the inside out. At PHbotanical, our Black Rose Mint products are formulated with organic, therapeutic-grade black pepper essential oil. Not only does this create an intoxicating spicy aroma, but it also makes the whole skincare line an anti-aging powerhouse for that youthful appearance we all desire.

So next time you assume black pepper is nothing more than a condiment on your dinner table, think again! Its zesty fragrance, versatile uses and wide range of health properties give this essential oil a permanent slot on our ranking of favorite ingredients here at PHbotanical!

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