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What other names is Cubebs known by?

Cubeb, Cubeb Berries, Cubeba, Cubeba officinalis, Cubèbe, Java Pepper, Kabab Chini, Kankol, Pimienta de Java, Piper cubeba, Poivre Cubèbe, Poivre de Java, Poivre à Queue, Poivrier Cubèbe, Sheetal, Tailed Chubebs, Tailed Pepper.

What is Cubebs?

Cubebs is an herb. The dried, fully-grown but unripe fruit is used to make medicine.

People use cubebs for increasing urination to relieve water retention (as a diuretic). They also use it to treat a certain parasitic infection in the intestines called amoebic dysentery. Other uses include treatment of intestinal gas, gonorrhea, and cancer. Some people take it for loosening mucus.

In foods, cubebs oil is used as a flavoring ingredient.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Increasing urination.
  • Amoebic dysentery.
  • Intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Cancer.
  • Loosening mucus.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cubebs for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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