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Black Pepper, The Plant: The Spice, EO and Mineral Associations.

Mar 14, 2024
Today we are going to be looking at Black Pepper in general and Black Pepper Essential Oil in specific.
Way back when, whenever that “When” was, I didn’t pay much attention to Black Pepper EO. I really don’t know why, then somewhere along the way, I kind of got cornered into having to work with it. I thank my lucky stars every day that the event happened to me. Then when I started working with Black Pepper EO, I was shocked at what good things can happen with Black Pepper EO. Plus, actually using the spice in it’s basic form, is just flat out a miracle spice.
First we need to look at the main types of Pepper types. These ones that we are talking about are the types that are grown in the more "wet" environments. We are not going to be talking about the Pepper oils and plants grown in the more dryer, IE; desert type settings. 
Black Pepper; This type comes in 3 basic kinds. One is the Black Pepper, which centers
these 3 forms, cooked, dried and unripe.
Green Pepper; comes from the dried, unripe fruit.
White Pepper; comes from the ripe fruit seeds, aka; Peppercorns.
The spiciness of Peppers is due to the presence of Piperine. Many people don’t realize that Pepper Spice, in it’s several forms, quantitative, is the world’s most traded spice.
When I first started to work with essential oils, the Black, Green and White Pepper oils were commonly carried oils with most suppliers. Fast forward to present time, Black Pepper is a standard oil carried. With the last two, it is kind of a hit and miss as far as being carried by most suppliers. Plus, you have to search far and wide to find the White and Green types as a general rule.
When it comes to essential oils, I use Black Pepper EO in one of the really core support
blends used in the Bio-Balance Program. Originally, it was called the Brain Balance
Program, as that is what it is really designed to assist in doing. It is in a supportive role,
positively charged, opposite to the negatively charged Iodine, which is formed to act in the role of Potassium Iodide. In the role in this blend, the Black Pepper is a catalyst/supporter of Potassium in a passive role. Black Pepper/Chloride and Orange/Iodine works real well together, So in that overall aspect we form a key in the production/stabilization of the CSF. However, the Black Pepper oil works directly to form Sodium Chloride. Black pepper is a carrier of Chloride. Chloride is an internal sanitizer and Iodine is an external sanitizer.  I mention this to point out how well that Black Pepper blends and functions with Iodine, Sodium and Chloride. 
 Black Pepper also works well when blended with Turmeric and Ginger. Both are carriers/catalysts of Ionic iodine and Ionic Chloride.. Many of you will recall that Potassium Iodide has a rich dark reddish color. This is due to the natural ingredient of the before mentioned Piperine. When sourced from Black Pepper, the qualities are enhanced by the additional support of Ionic forms of Sodium and Potassium.
Although Black Pepper has its origins in India, presently Vietnam is the world’s largest
producer of Black Pepper. Brazil is the #2 of producers, with Vietnam producing over 2.5
times as much. Indonesia comes in #3 and India comes in at #4.
In many studies, it has been shown that it helps to increase the absorption of Selenium.,
Beta-Carotene, Curcumin and Vitamin B-12. It also has been shown to have a direct link to nutrition in directly influencing, for good purposes, Vitamin K, Manganese and Iron. It also contains a good level, usually just the right amount for the greatest effect of
Beta-Caryophyllene absorption. This Beta-Caryophyllene is one of the main painkillers in
most essential oils and that is the main pain suppressor in “Weed”. This same pain killer is also found in most Lavender EO’s. As a side note, not all Lavenders have this component in it, and those that don’t will usually show no physical pain suppression.
Black Pepper, according to the descriptions in Tissardand’s book, helps with certain mouth cancer chemo protective activities.
Also, mentioned here is how all of these Pepper oils will oxidize very easily. So all pepper oils have a suggestion to store in dark, cool places. In other studies, such as PMID:10736000, talks about the antimicrobial agents from plants and their antibacterial activities against 25 general types of Bacteria. It mentions Black Pepper specifically and how it helps with cognitive brain function, boosts nutrient absorption and improves gastrointestinal function. Here it also mentions the positive synergistic interaction of Black Pepper with various drugs and nutrients.Then in PMID: 35360290, it talks about the ability of Black Pepper to protect organs, such as the lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys. Here Chloride is needed in order to deal with the front line assaults form external sources.  Also, in some other studies dealing with blood pressure, it has been shown to help with the reduction of blood pressure.
A a side note, many people have used Black Pepper EO as an aid to help with cravings when trying to quit smoking. I know of people that swear by the use of Black Pepper EO to help with a wide range of cravings.They have reported remarkable results with the use of this plant in its many forms.
Black Pepper is a moderately priced oil, at least from the suppliers. So that is helpful in many cases. Overall, Black Pepper EO is a must have for a wide range of purposes. I hope this is a productive read for all of you.

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