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Cubeb Berries Whole - 100 g - Herbal Collection

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Cubeb Berries Whole - 100 g - Herbal Collection
Piper cubeba

TRADITIONALLY USED FOR

  • 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

 

INFORMATION

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

 

Piperaceae

 

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

 

Composition

 

Main components of the plant

 

  • Sesquiterpene essential oil: cubeben
  • Sesquiterpenols: cubebol

 

Main components of buds or young shoots

 

Main components of essential oil

 

 

Properties

 

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

 

Directions

 

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

 

Regulations

 

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

CAUTION

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.

 

This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.

 

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