Camphor tree - Cinnamomum camphora

Cinnamomum camphora


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.


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


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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