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cu·beb

(kyū'beb),
The dried unripe, nearly full-grown fruit of Piper cubeba (family Piperaceae), a climbing plant of the West Indies, used as stimulant, carminative, and local irritant; cubeb oil has been used as a mild urinary antiseptic.
[Ar. and Hindu, kababa]

cubeb

(kyo͞o′bĕb′)
n.
1. A tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine (Piper cubeba) having spicy, berrylike fruits, heart-shaped leaves, and small flowers in cylindrical spikes.
2. The dried, unripe, berrylike fruit of this plant, used in perfumery, pharmaceuticals, and commercial flavorings.
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Litebamine, a phenanthrene alkaloid from the wood of Litsea cubeba, inhibits rat smooth muscle cell adhesion and migration on collagen.
The active principles of Litsea cubeba in the treatment of coronary heart disease], Zhong Yao Tong Bao 10, 30-32.
cubeba at the rate of 99 ug/cm2 showed the highest toxicity to L.
cubeba essential oil was added to black pepper or citronella grass oils and greatly improved their effectiveness, even though these two oils had their own contact toxicity against L.
Isolation of tracheospasmolytic compounds from Piper cubeba fruits.
Alternately, leaves of Acorus calamus are mixed with roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra, fruits of Piper cubeba L.
l spoonful of powdered root, 1 spoonful of powdered Piper cubeba, 1 spoonful of powdered Curculigo orchioides, 1 spoonful of powdered Withania somnifera, 1 spoonful of honey and 1 poa (local measure approximates 250g) cow/goat's milk is taken every night for a month.
CUMUC a local name in India for Cubebas, a Javan vegetable