Camphor tree - Cinnamomum camphora

Cinnamomum camphora

Description:

Belonging to the Lauraceae family, the camphor tree is a majestic tree which can attain 50 m. Its foliage is persistent and aromatic, first pinkish then light green. It originated in the Far East and the Mediterranean regions.

Traditions:

Camphor has long been used to treat disorders of the nervous system and respiratory tract.

Properties:

Camphor essential oil is extracted by distillation of the wood or foliage. A stimulant, it fortifies the hair and boosts blood circulation. It also possesses antiseptic and tonicardiac qualities which leave a purifying and energising sensation on the body.

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