Camphor tree

Scientific name of Camphor tree: Cinnamomum camphora

Name of Camphor tree in different languages:-

English: Camphorwood, Camphor laurel

Sanscrit: Karpooraka

Malayalam: Karpooram കർപ്പൂരം

Plant description:

Cinnamomum camphora commonly known as camphor tree is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 30 m tall. The leaves are glossy, waxy look, and glossy outer, dark green, with the smell of camphor when it is crushed. Flowering is in September, flowers are small and white, in clusters of black fruits, approximately 1 cm in diameter. Camphor is extracted by distillation of wood and leaves.

Useful plant parts: Latex, oil

Medicinal uses:

It is used in many of Ayurvedic medicines, to control vata, kapha disorders, respiratory disorders etc.

Chemical content: camphor

Camphor tree is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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