Latin Name: Piper cubeba
Plant Family: Piperaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the fruit & berries
This Essential Oil is a pale greenish or bluish-yellow liquid with a warm, woody, spicy, slightly woody odour. Cubeb is an uplifting and invigorating oil.
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 southeast 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.