Camphor tree - 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.
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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