Cubeb came to Europe via India through the trade with the Arabs. The Ayurveda include cubeb in various remedies. Cubeb a pepper family member with a tail which grows in the forest of Indonesia including Penang, Sumatra, new guinea. It is a perennial vine and leaves are smooth, scaly spikes, growing into a cluster of berries. This plant is cultivated for its essential fruits and oils. Cubebs are dried, unripe berries, which look like black pepper.
We used cubeb as a medician for digestive ailments and is effective in treating an infection. It has antiseptic, anti-dysenteric, irritant and sedative properties. It is useful in the treatment of piles, cold, cough, respiratory function, and reproductive system relative problems.
Its aromatic qualities would go with cheese and vegetable dishes. Its flavour has very nice.