Black Pepper contains phenols - carvacrol, eugenol, safrole, and myristicin - that affect the digestive system. It has laxative properties making it a useful aid to increasing peristalsis and reducing flatulence. It is thought to help digest proteins and the excretion of toxins, leading to weight loss, so it may appeal to women towards the end of the puerperium.*
The high concentration of monoterpenes (camphene, farnesene, limonene, myrcene, pinene, sabinene and thujone) and sesquiterpenes (caryophyllene) makes Black Pepper an excellent analgesic, and its vasodilatory effects make it valuable in cases of muscular aches, pains, and stiffness. It is beneficial both before and after strenuous physical activity, and lends itself to pain relief in labor; it is also stimulating and seems to give mental stamina which could help a woman having a long, slow first stage.*Download PIP
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.