Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl.

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: contusion.                                                 

Origin: Bolivia, China, El Salvador, Honduras, Japan, South Korea, Taian, United States, Vietnam.       


Range. China, Taiwan, Japan. Cultivated all over Myanmar; also, grows naturally in the temperate northern parts of the country.

Wood and Leaf: Serve as an antispasmodic, diaphoretic, and stimulant.

Leaf: Oil extracted from leaves is mixed with shein-kho (Gardenia resinifera) and made into pellets taken during an asthma attack. The oil is also used in making medicines to treat dizziness, aches and pains, and various male and female related disorders. Camphor is placed on the teeth to relieve toothaches. It can be crushed with water and applied on scorpion sting; and, soaked in rose water, it is given orally to treat arsenic poisoning.




Folk medicinal uses

This tree, a native of Eastern Asia, is found occasionally in Jamaica in cultivation. The crushed leaves with proof rum are reported to make an excellent cooling application for headache. All parts of the tree yield an essential oil and some varieties also give solid camphor. It is primarily stimulant and diaphoretic and secondarily sedative and anodyne.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Geraldini , Isanete, Journal of Ethnopharmacology v. 173, 2015 . -- p. 383-423

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

4) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts III & IV. – p. 59.

Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl.
Término aceptado: 14-Jun-2017