CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA also Known as Camphor Tree, Gum Camphor, Camphor Laurel, French Camphor, Howood
Cinnamomum Camphora

Cinnamomum Camphora

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Cinnamomum Camphora
Roots, Wood
Cultivated in india as an ornamental tree.
Camphor Tree, Gum Camphor, Camphor Laurel, French Camphor, Howood.


The resin or gum of Camphor that is, the deposits in the oil cells is used for the medicinal purpose. It is useful both, internally as well as externally. Externally, the Camphor oil is used for massage in rheumatic disorders, arthritis, myalgia and vitiated conditions of vata. The swab dipped in its oil, is placed topically, to relieve the dental pain. The cloth soaked in milk with Camphor is kept on the forehead to alleviated fever and headache. Camphor is used in many market preparations of various balms, dental and ophthalmic preparations. The oil is massaged in cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, chest-pain and backache, with great benefit. Internally, Camphor is used in various diseases. As it is diaphoretic, emollient, thermogenic, skin and cardiac stimulant, antiseptic, anodyne, calmative, expectorant and aphrodisiac, it is used in vast range of diseases, in small quantities. It is extremely beneficial in innumerable maladies like sore throat, foul smell to the oral cavity, asthma, cough, obesity, fever thirst, flatulence, diarrhea, sexual debility etc. It combines well with laxative, to expel the worms. It is also useful in urinary disorders like urinary calculi.