Litsea cubeba has been used in Chinese Herbal Medicine as a mood enhancer for thousands of years. It has an uplifting woody-citrus aroma and has also traditionally been used to reduce fear, anxiety, fatigue, pain, stress and even excessive perspiration.
In Ayuverdic medicine it is also used to alleviate asthma, acne, eczema, dermatitis, indigestion and microbial infections. The herb is popularly known as May Chang and is a well-known anti-spamodic.
This lemon-like essential oil can have strong rejuvenating effects when diffused and its uplifting scent can help clear your mind and rejuvenate your energy. If you like Bergamot, you'll like Litsea.