Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil (Schinus molle)
Pink Peppercorn may also be referred to as Peruvian mastic tree, Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, false pepper, molle del Peru, pink pepper, and peppercorn tree. It is typically processed using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the peppercorns.
I love cooking with pink peppercorns, and one of my peppercorn grinders is full of these stunning little orbs. The aroma of Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil is reminiscent to the freshly ground pink peppercorns, but it has a somewhat more complex and slightly fruitier/floral aroma. Compared toBlack Pepper Oil, I find Pink Pepper Oil to be a bit more pungent in aroma.
Aromatically, Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil has a fresh, peppery aroma. As withBlack Pepper Oil, it is not one that I ever use in a diffuser or blend on its own, but it really helps to perk up and add heat and spice to your blends. It is a middle note and can help to bring together fleeting top notes and heavy base notes. Pink Pepper Oil blends well with most other essential oils including other spice oils, citrus and floral oils. It can be used as a substitute for Black Pepper Oil.
Emotionally, Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil acts as a stimulant and is a good choice for inclusion in blends intended to help enhance alertness and stamina. It should be avoided before bedtime.
- Aroma Description:
- Taste Description: Astringent, Slightly camphoraceous, Spicy, Warm
- Common Name(s): Peruvian mastic tree, Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, false pepper, molle del Peru, pink pepper, and peppercorn tree
Synonyms(s) for Schinus molle: Mauria schickendantzii, Schinus bituminosus
- Botanical Family: Anacardiaceae
- Botanical Genus: Schinus
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
- Major Compounds: B-Myrcene, a-Phellandrene, p-Cymene, delta-Cadinene, Limonene, B-Phellandrene
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Consistency: Thin
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Color: Clear
- Indigenous Country: Madagascar
- Cultivation: Unsprayed
- Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
- Part Typically Used: Peppercorns
Benefits & Uses
Therapeutic Benefits of Pink Peppercorn:
Anti-cancer Anti-emetic Anti-inflammatory Anti-septic Anti-viral Carminative Digestive stimulant Energizing Expectorant Rubefacient Stimulant Warming
Pink Peppercorn Blends:
Cautions & Safety
Cautions when using Pink Peppercorn:
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Pink Pepper Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young,Essential Oil Safety(Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 385.]
Safety Precautions for Pink Peppercorn:
Do not take any oilsinternallyand do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils withchildrenand be sure to first read therecommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, readEssential Oil Safetyby Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Pink Peppercorn:
4th Chakra - Unconditional Love Energizing Expansive Protective
Pink Peppercorn Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Alpha-phellandrene-induced DNA damage and affect DNA repair protein expression in WEHI-3 murine leukemia cells in vitro.
- PubMed: Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity of 10 medicinal plants used in northeast Mexico.
- PubMed: Knowledge and valuation of Andean agroforestry species: the role of sex, age, and migration among members of a rural community in Bolivia.
- PubMed: Antioxidant, antimicrobial and toxicological properties of Schinus molle L. essential oils.
- PubMed: Lethal and sublethal effects of four essential oils on the egg parasitoids Trissolcus basalis.
- PubMed: Trypanocidal activity of the essential oils in their conventional and nanoemulsion forms: in vitro tests.
- PubMed: Chemical compositions and antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the essential oils from Magnolia grandiflora, Chrysactinia mexicana, and Schinus molle found in northeast Mexico.
- PubMed: Synergistic antibacterial activity of the essential oil of aguaribay (Schinus molle L.).
- PubMed: Evaluation of the acute dermal exposure of the ethanolic and hexanic extracts from leaves of Schinus molle var. areira L. in rats.
- PubMed: Comparative analysis of the oil and supercritical CO(2) extract of Schinus molle L. growing in Yemen.
- PubMed: Consequences of subchronic exposure to ethanolic extract from fruits and leaves of Schinus molle var. areira L. in mice.
- PubMed: Chemical composition and anticancer and antioxidant activities of Schinus molle L. and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi berries essential oils.
- PubMed: Phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and in vitro inhibitory potential against key enzymes relevant for hyperglycemia and hypertension of commonly used medicinal plants, herbs and spices in Latin America.
- PubMed: Fundamental host range of Pseudophilothrips ichini s.l. (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae): a candidate biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in the United States.
- PubMed: Insecticidal and insect-repellent activities of essential oils from Verbenaceae and Anacardiaceae against Rhizopertha dominica.
- PubMed: Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of plants from northeast of Mexico.
- PubMed: Biological studies on Brazilian plants used in wound healing.
- PubMed: Chemical composition, insecticidal and insect repellent activity of Schinus molle L. leaf and fruit essential oils against Trogoderma granarium and Tribolium castaneum.
- PubMed: Chemical composition of Schinus molle essential oil and its cytotoxic activity on tumour cell lines.
- PubMed: Tunisian Salvia officinalis L. and Schinus molle L. essential oils: their chemical compositions and their preservative effects against Salmonella inoculated in minced beef meat.
- PubMed: Antidepressant-like effect of rutin isolated from the ethanolic extract from Schinus molle L. in mice: evidence for the involvement of the serotonergic and noradrenergic systems.
- PubMed: Acute and subacute toxicity evaluation of ethanolic extract from fruits of Schinus molle in rats.
- PubMed: Repellence and toxicity of Schinus molle extracts on Blattella germanica.
- PubMed: Antidepressant-like effect of the extract from leaves of Schinus molle L. in mice: evidence for the involvement of the monoaminergic system.
- PubMed: Evaluation of the flora of northern Mexico for in vitro antimicrobial and antituberculosis activity.
- PubMed: Biological activity of Schinus molle on Triatoma infestans.
- PubMed: Antioxidant flavonol glycosides from Schinus molle.
- PubMed: LD50 and repellent effects of essential oils from Argentinian wild plant species on Varroa destructor.
- PubMed: Screening of antifungal agents using ethanol precipitation and bioautography of medicinal and food plants.
- PubMed: Interplay between metabolic rate and diet quality in the South American fox, Pseudalopex culpaeus.
- PubMed: Isolation of two triterpenoids and a biflavanone with anti-Inflammatory activity from Schinus molle fruits.
- PubMed: Cytotoxic effect of Argentine medicinal plant extracts on human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line.
- PubMed: Isolation of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibiting triterpenes from Schinus molle.
- PubMed: Isolation and identification of house fly,Musca domestica L., repellents from pepper tree,Schinus molle L.
- PubMed: Antimicrobial activity of essential oil from Schinus molle Linn.
- PubMed: [Allergological study of pollen of mango (Magnifera indica) and cross reactivity with pollen of piru (Schinus molle)].
- PubMed: Preisocalamenediol, A Constituent of Schinus molle.
- PubMed: Schinus molle: a new source of natural fungitoxicant.
- PubMed: [Essential oil from Schinus molle].