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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, the smell of camphor when it 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 Arurvedic medicines, to control vata, kapha disorders, respiratory disorders etc.

Chemical content: camphor

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

CheriyaKarpooradiChoornam

Nasika Choornam

Valiya Karpooradi Choornam

Karpooradyarishta

Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu

Muktadi Mahanjana

Karpuradi Kuzhambu

Elaneer Kuzhambu

Bala Thailam

Baladhatryadi Thailam

Himasagara Tailam

Mahanarayan thaialam

Manjishtadi Thailam

Marma Thailam

Panchgun Tail

Mrita Sanjivani Gulika

Shilapravang Tablet

Madana Kameswari Lehyam

Mathala Rasayanam

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