We put black pepper in most of our meals but we can also learn a lot from the health benefits and spiritual support Black Pepper brings when used as an essential oil! We’ll dive into the healing that can be done with Black Pepper by our side.
Ancient uses of black pepper goes back to at least 2000 B.C. in India. Black pepper is a very old spice that is native to South India, where peppercorns were sometimes used as money. References to pepper appear in Greek and Roman texts, suggesting an ancient trade between India and the West. Our Ancestors loved adding pepper to their food. In the oldest known cookbook, nearly 2/3 of the recipes contain black pepper as a spice. Peppercorns have also been found stuffed into the nostrils of Ramses the Great when he was mummified!
Detoxifies and Stimulates
Black pepper is known for its antimicrobial properties and is often used as a food preservative, when used in it’s botanical essential oil form it helps to cleanse surfaces of any harmful bacterias. It’s also been found in different studies to stimulate the senses and sharpen memory. It’s aromatherapeutic properties are powerful and instantly recognizable for its warm spicy aroma, our bodies love black pepper, so be sure to add it to more than just your food, use it to cleanse your home and body as well!
The Metaphysical properties of Black Pepper
Spiritually, black pepper activates the third eye and helps open your mind to the spiritual realm. The oil also encourages emotional strength during challenging times and can help relieve negative emotions. Black pepper energizes and clears energy blocks. The oil is especially useful for the third chakra to promote healthy personal power, self worth, courage, stamina, and self control. In ayurvedic aromatherapy, black pepper is pungent and hot. It decreases Kapha and Vata and increases Pitta slightly. Black pepper oil is often used to relieve both physical and emotional coldness. It is mentally stimulating and can help the mind focus on everyday tasks and get things done. The black peppercorn is considered to have protective properties, and may be carried on the person or infused into purifying washes for the home.
Be sure to recognize Black Pepper for it’s beautiful properties outside of just making food taste better. Black Pepper will help you grow emotionally and spiritually as well! Use it for its natural cleansing properties and spiritually purifying essence. Thank you Black Pepper!