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Cubeb Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Piper Cubeba
Hindi Name
Shitalchini, Kababchini
Chinese Name
Bi Cheng Qie
Homeopathic Name
Cubeba Officinalis   -   Mother Tincture

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Cubeb Cures

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Action of Cubeb

Nutrients in Cubeb

Nature of


Parts Used

Fruit, Root, Essential Oil

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Cubeb

It may cause skin rashes , Nausea & Headache,.
Avoid use if having digestive tract inflammation.
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Cubeb is a climbing shrub.
It is perennial.
It grows up to 9 M.
It grows in a tropical, sub-tropical climate.
Best used for Muscular cramps.

In TCM :
Bi Cheng Qie : Cubeb Fruit
Meridians associated : Urinary Bladder, Spleen, Kidney and Stomach


Common Names

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Materia Medica for Cubeb

Cubeb General

Cubeb has a prominent effect of providing relief from painful contraction of the muscle. Thus, it efficiently treats Muscle Cramp.
It regulates the digestive functions and strengthens it up, thus, prevents Digestive Problems and Indigestion.
It expels mucus from the respiratory tract and avoids Respiratory Diseases.
It mitigates Cough.
It potentially cures Asthma conditions.
The Emmenagogue triggers and maintains the menstrual flow. Thus, it potentially cures Menstrual Disorders.
It is a beneficiary remedy to treat Erectile Dysfunction.
The fruit has an Expectorant effect that counters Bronchitis and Laryngitis.
It is also consumed to remove Bad Breath from the mouth.
It serves as a stimulant to protect the body from Leucorrhoea.
It has a Carminative attribute, which expels the gas from the Intestines and Stomach. In addition to this, it is a good herbal remedy to prevent Bloating. Often, it is administered during the conditions of Flatulence and Colic.
The Antiinflammatory property of this herb rapidly heals from the Inflammation within the body.
It has an Antiseptic attribute that inhibits the growth of Microorganisms within the body.
The Aphrodisiac action of this herb increases the libido in both male and female.
It bears the Antiemetic characteristics that beneficially works against Vomiting and Nausea.
Single Herb

Cubeb for Asthma

Take some pieces of Cubeb. Put in a cigarette paper. Smoke once a day.

Cubeb for Bronchitis

Inhale the smoke of Cubeb once a day.

Cubeb for Hay Fever

Burn some Cubeb pieces. Breathing in the smoke.

Cubeb for Cough

Take some Cubebs. Roast and powder them. Have a a pinch with honey or lukewarm water thrice a day.

Cubeb for Sore Throat

Roast some Cubebs. Powder them. Take a pinch with honey twice a day.

Cubeb for Hoarseness

Powder the some Cubebs. Mix a pinch in a cup of hot milk and take it every night.

Cubeb for Indigestion

Soak half teaspoon Cubebs in a glass of warm water for 5 minutes. Have twice a day.

Cubeb for Stomach Diseases

Make infusion of Cubebs. Take twice or thrice a day.
Or add 5 drops of Cubeb oil on a sugar cube. Eat once a day.

Cubeb for Toothache

Add 5 to 10 drops of oil in a glass of lukewarm water. Swish twice a day.

Cubeb for Bad Breath

Take a glass of slightly warm water. Add 5 drops of Cubeb oil. Swish with it twice or thrice a day.
Or make infusion of Cubebs. Swish with it.

Cubeb for Pessary in Vaginal Discharges

Take 25 gram Cubeb. Soak in One liter water for half an hour. Use it as douche.
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Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 1

Grind 1 cup each of the bark of Acacia Nilotica and Azadirachta Indica. Add 1 tablespoon each of powdered Cubeb, Long Pepper and Rock Salt. Use after Every meal as a tooth powder.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 4

Grind Carom, Asafoetida, Cardamom, and Cubeb seperately. Extract one cup Bitter Apple juice. Take 1/4 teaspoon powder of each herb. Mix all in juice. Add rocksalt according to your taste. Drink half in the morning and half at night for 7 days.
Caution : Excess may cause Vomiting and Nausea.

Herbal Treatment For Bronchitis 2

Take equal quantity of Cubeb ( Kababchini ) and Cinnamon ( Dalchini ). Powder them. Put a pinch of powder in a glass of water and leave it for 5 minutes. Drink it daily.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 14

Take a pinch of each, Cubeb ( Kababchini ) powder and Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) powder. Soak in a glass of water for 2 to 3 minutes. Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bronchitis 3

Take equal quantity of Cubeb, Galangal, Liquorice and Long Pepper. Grind them together. Boil two teaspoon powder in a cup of water. Add two teaspoon Honey and have lukewarm daily.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 15

Grind equal quantity of Cubeb, Galangal, Liquorice and Long Pepper. Take one teaspoon with two teaspoon Honey daily.

Herbal Treatment For Cold 5

Grind equal quantity of Solanum Xanthocarpum and Cubeb roots. Boil 2 pinches powder in one cup water. Add one teaspoon Honey. Drink lukewarm once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 26

Take one pinch each of Solanum Xanthocarpum roots powder and Cubeb powder. Boil in one cup water. Add one teaspoon Honey. Have it lukewarm.

Herbal Treatment For Phlegm 4

Powder Solanum Xanthocarpum and Cubeb roots. Take 2 pinches of the prepared powder with Honey for 3 days.

Herbal Treatment For Menstrual Disorders 6

Mix equal quantity of Indian Snakeroot root powder with Cubeb powder. Take quarter tsp of the mixture twice a day.
Attention : Do not consume if you are Pregnant.

Herbal Treatment For Snake Bite 4

Mix root powder of Indian Snakeroot with Cubeb powder. Take 2 tsp of the mixture and add half tsp Salt. Apply it over bitten area. You may use it internally.
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Vickie ( USA )
05 Mar 2017
Can cubeb be taken safely with an ace inhibitor?
Muhammad ali ( Pakistan )
13 Aug 2018
I am suffereing from enlarge prostate some one told me 1/4 tea spoon of cubeb four times a day is it safe or beneficial foe BPH or prostate enlargement

Muhammad Ashraf ( Pakistan )
27 Dec 2018
What's cubeb doses for erectile dysfunction.
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