Litsea Cubeba: Oil of Tranquility
The Litsea Cubeba tree, also known as the Chinese Pepper and Mountain Pepper. It is native to China, Indonesia and some other areas of South-east Asia. Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) is actually the botanical name of the plant and the oil is often referred to by this name.
Litsea Cubeba essential oil has a crisp, citrus smell. It has been compared to lemongrass and lemon verbena. It is considered sweeter and softer than lemongrass.
Studies have found that Litsea essential Oil can help to control the nervous system. To this end, mood is boasted and relaxation is induced to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression.