Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil

A lemon-scented essential oil distilled from the fruits of an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia.
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Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil

Overview

Litsea cubeba fruit oil is a lemon-scented essential oil distilled from the fruits of the Litsea cubeba, an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia.

The essential oil is used as a fragrance with a strong, fresh, lemon-like scent – which is due to the content of citral in the essential oil (70-90%). The essential oil can also be obtained from the leaves of the Litsea cubeba, although it smells a bit different (woodier and more pine-like) and is considered inferior to the fruit essential oil.

Science

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Kamle, M., et al. (2019). Ethnopharmacological Properties and Medicinal Uses of Litsea cubeba. Plants, 8(6), 150.