Warm your body and your mouth this winter by using a common cooking herb in your daily brushing and flossing routine. In the past, black pepper was used as currency and traded for gold. Why was black pepper so valuable then and now? Because it is fundamental to your oral and whole body health.
What’s In Black Pepper Essential Oil?
Here is the extensive and impressive list of the components in Black Pepper essential oil: Limonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Beta Caryophyllene, Beta Bisabolene, Sabinene, Linalol, Pinocarveol, Alpha Termineol, Camphene and Alpha Terpenene. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins like Vitamin-K (a very hard to come by mineral but super important to our well being) Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Beta Carotene, Phosphorus, Potassium and Selenium.
WOW! So what health benefits can you expect to reap? I’ll focus on dental benefits first. We recommend dipping your un-waxed or naturally vegetable waxed dental floss in black better oil or putting a drop on your toothbrush.
The Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil?
Antioxidant: So you haven’t been to the dentist for a cleaning in a year or two or 10? Maybe you may forget to floss twice a day so damage has been done to the bone, ligaments, collagen and gum tissue surrounding the tooth. Using black pepper oil in the gingival sulcus after having the infective organisms removed with lasers and scalers can help to repair the damage these free radicals (oxidants) have done. It can reverse damage in other areas as well. Think loosening of the skin and memory loss. You may want to add a drop to your coffee as well as your toothbrush.
Antibacterial: It is extremely effective at curing bacterial infections in the mouth, colon and digestive system system. Used as a cleaning agent for your produce you can remove harmful pesticides and bacteria that may have settled on produce surfaces during transport. By keeping your mouth and digestive tract healthy, your whole body benefits!
Mineral Containing: So what are teeth and saliva made up of? Saliva is 99.5% water and then contains, minerals, electrolytes, proteins, enzymes and bacteria and anti-bacteria components.
Teeth are mainly comprised of minerals.
The mouth is under attack by acid every day. Our gastrointestinal tract, our diets, and even water can harm your teeth. Some bottled water has a pH between 2-6.
Black pepper oil is rich in minerals and vitamins like vitamin A (Beta Carotene) and vitamin K. Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue. Vitamin K plays a key role in helping blood clot. Black pepper also contains calcium, potassium and selenium. While calcium is good for bones and teeth, selenium and magnesium are essential for the proper formation of bones, nails, teeth and the brain.
Digestive: Black Pepper stimulates every part of the digestive system from the salivary glands in the mouth to the large intestines, in a day of processed foods, harmful handling, and pesticides it is important to have your digestive system working properly!
Antispasmodic: Ahhhh relief of muscle spasms.
Carminative: decreases gas and bloating…what lady or gentlemen for that matter does not want to decrease bloating.
Aperient: can cure infections of the GI tract naturally.
Antirheumatic & Anti-arthritic: Black Pepper oil can improve circulation and provide natural relief to rheumatism and arthritis by rubbing the oils on the affected joints.
Diaphoretic & Diuretic: Can remove toxins from the body by increasing sweating and urination. Removes inflammation! This is very important in periodontal disease as periodontitis and gingivitis are diseases of infection by specific bacteria and inflammation by the host in response to this chronic infection.
If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease and would like to find out how natural foods, supplements, and lasers can help stabilize and manage your gum disease, schedule an appointment with us.