Botanical Name: Piper Nigrum
Origin: Sri Lanka
Plant Part: Dried Berries
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
This climbing woody vine uses trees or other supports to grow to about twenty feet high, but is normally kept to about 12 feet for commercial purposes and has a lifespan of about twenty years. The word 'pepper' is derived from the Latin word piper, which was taken from the Sanskrit word pippali. It has been by the Greeks and Romans. The Turks levied a tax on pepper, while during the Middle Ages the Dutch, the French and the Portuguese often went to war to fight over this lucrative trade with the Far East.
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander, Fennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Sandalwood and Ylang-ylang.
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