The Oil That Can Help Stop Cigarette Cravings, Fight Infections, And Flush Out Toxins

dimanche 13 août 2017

You may use black pepper to simply out of habit but what you don’t know about this spice may help you. In addition to its use in food for flavor and to increase the bioavailability of other foods, its oil is just as beneficial.
As with all essential oils, black pepper essential oil is extracted (from peppercorns) by steam distillation to reduce it down to its blood and guts, as it were. In this way, we get all the phytochemicals in a concentrated form.
Black pepper is an antioxidant, antiseptic, and digestive aid that you can use topically, through inhalation, or added to foods to reap its many benefits. Following are some ways to use this precious black pepper oil, some of which you may not know.
You may choose to add this to your go-to essential oil pantry, along with lavender, frankincense, eucalyptus, mint, and others.


Make sure to stick to organic food-grade black pepper essential oils.


Your body rids itself of toxins through the digestive system and perspiration. Piperine is a phytochemical in black pepper that not only makes it spicy but also offers exceptional antioxidant activity. What’s more, piperine protects cells from DNA damage and stimulates detoxifying enzymes that have been found to enhance pathogen destruction and prevent the formation of cancerous cells.  Additionally, piperine raises your internal temperature, making you sweat, thereby furthering detoxifying mechanisms.


Black pepper essential oil inhibits cancer cell proliferation.  Significant antioxidant activity through various phytochemical processes helps to prevent cancer from starting in the first place.


Viruses are tough to treat when they hit. Influenza “the flu” is the most common virus that infects humans. While there are some pharmaceuticals that can kill it, black pepper has no side effects. In fact, in one study, this remarkable spice exhibited 50-60% antiviral activity against the flu.  Furthermore, piperine is a potent antioxidant that supports the immune system.


As a result of illness and some types of treatment, we can lose our appetite. For people wanting to lose weight, that may sound like a good thing. Without proper nutrition, however, our bodies don’t function properly. This can exacerbate an existing health problem. Olfactory stimulation (inhalation) of black pepper oil stimulates appetite.
This has been shown particularly effective in ill children who would otherwise be fed through a tube. 


The piperine in black pepper promotes bile flow , which is important to:
  • properly digest food
  • promote nutrient absorption
  • regulate intestinal bacteria
  • destroy pathogens
  • detoxify 


A big obstacle to quitting smoking is the withdrawal symptoms that accompany the process. Inhalation of black pepper oil vapor can significantly reduce the craving for cigarettes, according to Research from the Nicotine Research Laboratory at the V.A. Medical Center in Durham, N.C. 
Use it as part of your natural smoking cessation plan.


In one 10-week trial of rats fed a high-fat diet:
The plasma and tissue lipid profile showed a remarkable reduction in the levels of total cholesterol (both the free and ester cholesterol fractions), free fatty acids, phospholipids and triglycerides in black pepper as well as in the piperine treated groups. Moreover, supplementation of the high fat fed rats with black pepper or piperine elevated the concentration of high density lipoprotein-cholesterol and reduced the concentrations of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol and very low density lipoprotein-cholesterol in the plasma as compared with the levels in unsupplemented high fat fed rats. Thus dietary intake of black pepper or piperine was found to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis markedly by virtue of its hypolipidemic and antiatherogenic effects.” 
A high-fat diet and high cholesterol increase the incidence of oxidative stress in the body. Piperine counteracts oxidative stress at the cellular level. 


The piperine in black pepper stimulates digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas and promotes faster digestion in addition to stimulating bile production. Maybe its most impressive function is its protection of the liver from toxins and oxidative stress. 


Applied topically, black pepper is an effective pain reliever. One study of the efficacy of black pepper cream on people who suffer from chronic neck pain found a significant reduction of pain and improved pain tolerance and range of motion. 
Black pepper oil is an anti-inflammatory and interferes with pain receptors, reducing the sensation of pain. 


Check the label of any essential oil to ensure you’re getting a therapeutic grade product. Many essential oils are sold already mixed with a carrier oil (like jojoba) so make sure to look at the ingredients.
Because of their extreme concentration, most essential oils must be mixed with a carrier oil (coconut, olive, shea, avocado) before being applied to the skin. Generally, 2-3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil is recommended.
To use black pepper oil in aromatherapy, use a diffuser, vaporizer, or mix the oil with a carrier in the palm of your hands, then hold them to your face and inhale through your nose.
Here’s how to use it for topical applications (warning – it can be hot!):
  • Circulation and blood flow: 3–5 drops on the area of concern, topped with a warm compress
  • Digestion: gently rub 1–2 drops on the lower abdomen
  • Muscle pain: massage 1–5 drops into the painful area
  • Congestion: 2–3 drops massaged into the chest
  • Arthritis: Rub 2–3 drops into painful area
  • Detox: 2–3 drops on soles of the feet
Internal applications (only under medical supervision):
  • Digestion: 1–2 drops in a smoothie, soup, etc.
  • Respiratory conditions: inhale or mix 1-2 drops with a liquid and drink
  • Detox: 1–2 drops mixed with a liquid
  • Food flavoring: 1-2 drops in whatever you cook
Black pepper is one of the most commonly-used spices in the world. For thousands of years, it’s been helping us without us even knowing it. All this time, we just thought it added some pizzazz to dinner.

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