Cubeb Essential Oil

Silky Scents
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Botanical Name: Piper Cubera. Also known as Jawa peppercorn, Jawanese pepper, Tailed Pepper

Country of Origin: Indonesia

Cultivation Method: Conventionally Grown

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Dried Fruits

Consistency: Thin to Medium

Perfumery Note: Middle to base

Aromatic Description: Warm woody-spicy, slightly camphoraceous.

Blends well with: Basil Holy, Bergamot, Allspice, Black Pepper, Cananga, Galbanum, Lavender 40/42, Ginger, Geranium, Jasmine Absolute, Rose Absolute (Morocco), Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang I.

History: Native to Indonesia, particularly Java, Cubeb came to Europe via India through Venetian trade with the Arabs. Javanese growers protected their monopoly of the trade by sterilizing the berries by scaling, thus ensuring that the vines unable to be cultivated elsewhere. There have been instances recorded in ancient history regarding the use of cubeb, which are as old as 4th century B.C. There has been strong evidence that there was a trade between Java and Greeks of cubeb. In China, this spice was routed through India and later called Chinese cubeb. The ancient book 'One Thousand and one nights', which was written around 9th century, recommends cubeb as a remedy for infertility as it also mentions that this has already been tried and tested by Arabs. In ancient China and Europe, cubeb was considered to be repulsive for demons. 

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