Camphor Tree

Camphor Tree

Sanskrit name: Karpoor, Ghansara
Botanical name: Cinnamomum camphora
Habitat: It is native to India.

 

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter, Sweet
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances pitta and vata, aggravates kapha

General information

Camphor has a strong odor and a pungent taste and is widely known and used in day to day life. Essential oil extracted from camphor tree have many therapeutic benefits. Camphor oil is a very effective stimulant and helps to boost the circulatory system, digestion, metabolism, and bowel movements. The oil is a good disinfectant, antiseptic, and germicidal properties. It is carminative in nature. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an aphrodisiac.

Contraindications

Camphor Oil can harm seriously if ingested in excess. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.

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