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Black Pepper

Piper nigrum




Steam Distilled

Yep, that stuff that’s sitting on your kitchen table! Black pepper is one of the most frequently utilized plants in modern cuisine, but it is so much more than that! It has been used as a natural medicine for years, and modern studies have linked black pepper to a reduction in smoking withdrawal symptoms.

This essential oil is routinely used for medicinal purposes as well as being used as a preservative. Peperine is the major active chemical component in black pepper, and it is a very powerful all-natural medicine.

The black pepper “tree” is native to a small portion of India in the southwest portion of the country called Kerala, but can be grown in many climates and is very tolerant of unexpected temperature change. There is some hesitation in referring to it as a “tree” due to its vine-like qualities. Its aroma is distinct and familiar.  It can produce black, green, or white peppercorns, depending on when it is harvested, processed, and dried for use. Pink peppercorns, originating in Peru, have in fact no relation to Piper nigrum and only bear a spherical and culinary resemblance. Some table pepper includes pink peppercorn, while other variations are solely various stages of black pepper. The harvesting time frame is what produces the variation in color that you typically find in table pepper. The peppercorns are typically available to consumers in various granule sizes, which have different culinary use cases.

The most significant benefits of black pepper include its antiseptic, antitoxin, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. Black pepper’s olfactory properties have been shown in several studies regarding nicotine addition to dramatically reduce cravings in various test groups.  This essential oil is a primary ingredient in KININ Switch, our blend designed to help customers leave smoking and vaping nicotine behind, using all natural aromatherapy techniques.

US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health – Inhalation of Black Pepper Extract Reduces Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms

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