Black pepper essential oil is derived from black pepper which is considered a condiment or a spice that is very common and popular throughout the world. Black pepper is the dried fruit of the pepper plant, whose scientific name is Piper nigrum. It is extensively used in culinary applications and tastes hot and has an appetizing aroma.
In the distant past, it was considered sacred and was even used as a form of currency. It was so valuable that it was traded for gold and was one of the most prized trade items exported from India to the rest of the world. It was considered more valuable than gold.
The main components of the black pepper essential oil are limonene, pinene, myrcene, phellandrene, beta-caryophyllene, beta-bisabolene, sabinene, linalool, pinocarveol, alpha-termineol, camphene and alpha-terpenene. Apart from those, black pepper is also rich in minerals and vitamins like calcium, manganese, iron, vitamin K, beta-carotene, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium.