Common Name: Camphor
Botanical Name: (Cinnamomum camphora)
Growing Information: Native to China, south of the Yangtze River. Has been introduced to several other countries. Considered invasive in Florida. Trees can live to be over a 1000 years old. Leaves will kill other plants around it and prevent new plants from growing.
Parts Used: Gum resin extracted from the leaves.
Properties: Diaphoretic, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Parasiticide, Analgesic, Antiseptic
•Household pest repellant.
•Used in oils, liniments and fomentations to relieve sore muscles.
•Often used to alleviate congestion.
•Used to keep silver from tarnishing.
•Should not be used internally.
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