The volatile oil of cubebs, the fruit of Piper cubeba L., a native of Java, obtained by distillation with water. It is of pale green colour or colourless, thick, of aromatic odour, is soluble in alcohol and ether, and finds some application in medicine. Its sp. gr. is 0905 to 092, refractive mdex i4y5 to 1496, and rotation 25 degrees to 40 degrees.

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