Camphor E-mail
INCI: Camplhor
CAS N°.: 464-49-3

EINECS N°.: 207-355-2

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Camphor essential oil is extracted from the Cinnamomum Camphora (also known as Laurus camphora) of the
Lauraceae family and is also known as true camphor, hon-sho, gum camphor, as well as Japanese and Formosa
The camphor tree can grow up to 35 meters (100 feet) and the active component is found in every part of the
tree. The tree is native to Formosa (Taiwan), China and Japan and can often grow very old. It must be at least
50 years old to produce the oil.
It was a well known remedy against the plague in Persia, now Iran and was also used in embalming, while the
Chinese used it to build ships and temples, because of the durable and aromatic properties of the wood.


The therapeutic properties of camphor oil are analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cardiac,
carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypertensive, insecticide, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge and

Warning: Camphor oil is a powerful oil and should be used with care. Overdosing can cause convulsions and
vomiting and pregnant women as well as people suffering from epilepsy and asthma should not use it.