Kapur (Camphor tree)

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The information of the tree which you are searching is Kapur ( Camphor tree ). It’s scientific name is Cinnamomum camphora. Belonging to the family Lauraceae and it’s order is Laurales, with kingdom Plantae.

Cinnamomum camphora is a species of an evergreen tree that is commonly known under the names camphor tree, camphorwood or camphor laurel.

The tree is grown commercially in China and Japan for its oil that is used for medicinal purposes. Camphor oil has been used to treat conditions from parasitic infections to toothaches, and the plant chemicals have value in antiseptics. The camphor tree grows up to about 50-60 feet (15-18 m) tall and holds an umbrella shape that has a width up to 50 feet (15 m). Leaves: The leaves are a glossy light green and have a pointed oval-like shape with three main veins. It’s bloom time is April. The color of the bark varies, and can be anywhere from a dark gray to a red-brown and has a very rough texture. Camphor helps in killing germs. It is also an excellent way to purify the air in the surroundings of your home.

One of the best benefits of burning camphor in the house in the modern world is that it alleviates stress and anxiety. amphor trees and processed by steam distillation. It can be used topically to relieve pain, irritation, and itching. Camphor is also used to relieve chest congestion and inflammatory conditions.

Camphor should never be ingesting internally as this can cause serious side effects and even death. Signs of camphor toxicity appear within 5 to 90 minutes of ingestion. Taking camphor internally and using it topically is thought to cause liver damage. Do not use camphor products if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it has the potential to cause birth defects. Children under the age of 2 should not use camphor products at all.