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Essential Oil Spotlight: Pink Pepper


Pink pepper, or Brazilian peppertree, essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of a tree in the Anacardiaceae family. Some of its properties include antibacterial, antifungal, and diuretic.

Historically, pink pepper was used as a medicine for an assortment of ailments by the indigenous people throughout the tropics. It is commonly used to treat bronchitis, gout, heart problems, inflammation, tuberculosis, venereal disease, warts, and wounds. It is primarily used as an antifungal.

Pink pepper oil supports the immune and respiratory systems and promotes healthy skin. It can be applied directly to the area of concern or diluted and taken orally.

Although this oil is generally considered safe for human consumption by the FDA, it should be avoided during pregnancy.

See Reference Guide For Essential Oils to learn more about pink pepper and many other pure essential oils.

Source:  Reference Guide For Essential Oils , 2017 Edition, p. 125.

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