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Cubeb

Cubeb

Scientific name of cubeb: Piper cubeb

Name of cubeb  in different languages:

English: Tailed pepper, Java pepper

Sanscrit: Kalapalak, Rachan, Jalavaluka, Hemakshiri, Kankushtha, Virang, Shodha, Kolavaluka, Rocan

Malayalam: Valmulaku വാൽമുളക്.

Plant description:

cubeb-berries|Cubeb, Valmulak

Tailed pepper-Piper cubeb is a perennial plant, climbing vine, the leaves are smooth, dark green, long and tapered apex, ovate to oblong, tapered apex, up to 6.5 inches long, branches round. The flowers are in narrow spikes at the branches apex. Fruit is a berry, little longer than black pepper and tailed.

 

 

Useful plant parts:

Seeds

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart shaped Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
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Medicinal uses:

Dental diseases, loss of voice, fevers, and cough, halitosis, external application of the  paste of the cubeb can intensify sexual pleasure in male and female during coitus.

Chemical contents:

Cubebin, Cubebic acid and Pepparacin.

How to prepare medicines:

It is used in dental diseases, loss of voice, fevers, and cough and cold, halitosis.

It is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like

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