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Botanical Name: Litsea cubebaOrigin: ChinaCategory: Fruit
Note: Top - Middle
Family: Lauraceae

Litsea Cubeba is the botanical name for May Chang, a tree belonging to the Lauraceae family. Its tree bears whitish-yellowish flowers that have a characteristic citrusy fragrance and fruits that resemble peppers (that’s where the word ‘cubeb’ comes from). The essential oil is extracted from the ripened and dried fruits of the Litsea Cubeba tree. Also known as ‘Mountain Pepper’ or ‘Chinese Pepper’, the plant is native to south China, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and other regions of Southeast Asia.

Litsea is rich in aldehydes, a natural chemical component found in essential oils. Essential oils rich in aldehydes are wonderful at helping ones with anxiety because they have a strong calming effect the central nervous system.

10 ml glass amber bottle with dropper.
  • All essential oils and blends are 100% essential oil and are not diluted. Always dilute with a carrier oil before topical application. Consult your health care provider if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or being treated for a health condition. Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a cool, dark place.

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