Mountain Rose Herbs

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

Litsea cubeba Origin: China

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Litsea cubeba

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Fruit

Note Classification

Top

Aroma

Heavy, sweet citrus

Largest Producing Countries

China, Taiwan, and Japan

Traditional Use

The oil is mostly used in the fragrance industry. The root and stem of the plant are used in Chinese medicine.

Properties

Antibiotic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, deodorant, digestive, insecticidal, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vulnerary

Blends Well With

Basil, bay, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

Of Interest

The name cubeba is given to this plant because the small round fruits resemble those on the climbing shrub piper cubeba, a native plant of Java. You may also see Litsea cubeba under the names May Chang or mountain pepper.

Safety Data

May cause skin irritation.

Disclaimer

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.