Cubeb | Latin Name: Piper Cubeba | Family: Piperaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Fruit, Berries
This Essential Oil is a pale greenish or bluish-yellow liquid with a warm, woody, spicy, slightly woody odour.
An evergreen climbing vine up to 6 meters high with heart-shaped leaves. Similar to the black pepper plant, except that the fruit or seeds of the cubeb retain their peduncle or stem – thus the name tailed pepper. Native to Indonesia and cultivated in South East Africa, usually together with coffee crops but the oil is mainly produced in Indonesia. It is closely related to the Black Pepper Plant and to the South American matico – p.augustogolium.