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Cubeb Berries Whole - 100 g - Herbal Collection

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Cubeb Berries Whole - 100 g - Herbal Collection
Piper cubeba


  • Commonly used to treat digestive and urinary tract problems including flatulence and bronchitis
  • Add flavour to any meat or vegetable dish
  • Bitter, pungent flavour with a hint of allspice and nutmeg
  • As a gin botanical often used alongside juniper
  • Aphrodisiac



Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Cubebe


Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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plant name


Cubeb, Tailed Pepper


International Latin denomination


Piper cubeba L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Liana from Indonesia: Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra
  • Dioecious plant, whose flexible stems emit from time to time adventitious roots
  • Leaves ovate-slender, glabrous, heart-shaped base
  • Flowers in loose spikes
  • Berries pea-sized, glabrous, dark brown, with a false peduncle (stipe) (hence the popular name Tailed Pepper )


History and tradition


  • Used from the 10th century
  • The berries were once used against gonorrhea
  • Cubeb is a pepper characteristic of Indonesian cuisine, it is also one of the components of Maghrebian Ras-el-hanout. It has a warm aroma, reminiscent of turpentine; it is also slightly bitter and pungent. It is closer to allspice than black pepper.
  • Wild in Indonesia, it is produced in Java, Sri Lanka. Sometimes grown in association with coffee, but mostly still picked from wild vines


Parts used


Fruits: berries, essential oil


Dosage forms available


Berries, essential oil


Usual dosages




Main components of the plant


  • Sesquiterpene essential oil: cubeben
  • Sesquiterpenols: cubebol


Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil





Plant properties


  • The berries were once used against gonorrhea
  • Diuretic
  • Circulatory and nervous stimulant
  • Stimulating bronchial secretions
  • Used in Morocco as an “antiseptic powder”, aphrodisiac, in urinary, uterine and bladder complaints, in asthma


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil


  • Anti-inflammatory [1]
  • Neurotonic
  • Antiseptic




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Aphrodisiac
  • Urinary disorders


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


Usual formulations




Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • Excitement and diarrhea with prolonged use


Bibliographic references


  1. Go↑ Choi EM, Hwang JK. Investigations of anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of Piper cubeba, Physalis angulata and Rosa hybrida. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003 Nov;89(1):171-5. PMID 14522451
  • Franchomme, Penoel. Aromatherapy exactly. Ed. Roger Jollois. 1996 p. 389
  • Boulard Bernard. The nature of aromas and fragrances. Ed. ESTEM. 1995


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


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