Java Pepper is also known as the Tailed pepper or Cubeb Pepper of the pepper family, is grown in Indonesia, particularly Java, also in The Congo and Sierre Leone in Africa. The berries from the woody vines are used to make the essential oil.
Reported Attributes of Java Pepper Essential Oil:-
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
It is a carminative, diuretic, stimulant and an antiseptic.
Java Pepper Blends Well With:-
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Sage, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
History of Java Pepper:-
Java Pepper is mentioned in alchemical writings by its Arabic name. In his Theatrum Botanicum, John Parkinson tells that the king of Portugal prohibited the sale of cubeb in order to promote the black pepper (Piper nigrum) around 1640. It experienced a brief resurgence in 19th century Europe for medicinal uses, but has practically vanished from the European market since. It continues to be used as a flavouring agent for gins and cigarettes in the West, and as a seasoning for food in Indonesia and Africa.
Piper cubeba came to Europe via India through the trade with the Arabs. The name Cubeb by which it is perhaps more properly known comes from Arabic kababah which is of unknown origin, by way of Old French quibibes.