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The dried berry of the Lindera neesiana is called a pepper berry, but it is definitely not, because it contains what is supposedly a sharp substance. However, just like the Raye timur, it has an unmistakable citrus flavor, with a hint of cedar.

The Lindera neesiana or Lindera fructicosa is a 5-8 meter high tree or shrub with green-yellow flowers. In the summer, the 6-8 mm large fruits develop, which are picked and dried after ripening. The red fruits then color rusty brown to black, just like pepper.

The siltimur, the international name - derived from the Nepalese name sila ṭimura - grows in large parts of the Himalayas at altitudes of 1,000 to 2,800 meters in Nepal and India and in bushy Myanmar. Our berries come from Nepal.

Smell and make

The berries are rich in essential oils, which provide a warm, pleasant smell and taste experience. The combination of z- and e-citral, and citronellal provide the citrus notes, the alpha and beta-pinene for a cedar flavor, and eucalyptus for a woody, light camphor flavor.

  • β-pinene, woody pine scent (cedar), as in cumin, pine (pine cone), juniper berry and hemp,
  • 1,8-cineole, eucalyptol, the refreshing taste of myrtle (and eucalyptus oil)
  • z- and e-citral, sweet citrus flavor of lemon peel
  • citronellal, lime leaf (kafir), as in sereh and juniper


In Nepalese cuisine, siltimur is used as a pepper, for example in chutneys and pickles, just like raye timur or in combination. Use siltimur as a seasoning with white meat (pork for example), fried fish, shellfish, in pastries and desserts, such as with red fruit and pear. Combines with coconut, fennel - think of coconut soup - and tomato, for example a tomato achar.


  • 100% Lindera neesiana berries, picked by hand
  • origin: Nepal


  • available in glass, pouch and test tube
  • glass jar contains 45 grams
  • stand-up pouches with a content of up to 30 to 300 grams
  • available in 10 ml test tube
  • larger quantities on request

Gift Wrap

  • the jar is available in a tasteful gift box, consisting of a cube box filled with black tissue paper
  • for an overview of our gift packaging, please refer to the category gift packaging

General advice

  • siltimur is used whole, bruised. Roast the siltimur beforehand to deepen the aroma (smell and taste). Also when you grind siltimur, and do it at the last minute.


  • keep your siltimur in closed packaging
  • preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
  • best before May 2025 (05/25)
  • this best before date is an indication

Would you like to know how siltimur tastes?

Could you also try a test tube. The tube contains enough siltimur to penetrate the flavor essence.
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