Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Plant Part: Fruit
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Litsea Cubeba is a small plant found in tropical areas. The leaves are typically a vibrant green with a pleasant, lemon like smell. It produces small, pepper-like fruits from which the essential oil is extracted.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow transparent liquid.
Common Uses: Also known as May Chang, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is most valued for its calming properties. Other therapeutic properties include being astringent, insecticide, hypotensive, stimulant and tonic.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with:, , , , , , , and .
Aromatic Scent: Litsea cubeba Essential Oil has a crisp, citrus smell. It has been compared to lemongrass and lemon verbena. It is considered sweeter and softer than lemongrass.
History: Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil has been used historically in both Japan and Taiwan for reasons listed above.
Cautions: Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is possible skin irritant. Avoid use during pregnancy.
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- 1.0000 Ounces