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  Cinnamomum camphora -- Non-Native Invasive Plants in the United States
Camphor laurel is native to China and Japan where it has been commercially used for its timber and essential oils for hundreds of years.
Camphor trees continue to be sold in plant nurseries, although it is listed on the FLEPPC (Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council) list of Category I species that are invading and disrupting native plant communities in Florida.
Camphor trees are densely covered with shiny oval and elliptical leaves, up to 5 inches long.
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 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Camphor - Herb Profile and Information
The Dryobalanops oil of Camphor is said to be found in trees too young to produce Camphor, and is said to be the first stage of the development of Camphor, as it is found in the cavities of the trunk, which later on become filled with Camphor.
The Camphor of the older trees exists in concrete masses, in longitudinal cavities, in the heart of the tree, 1 1/2 feet long at certain distances apart.
This Camphor is chiefly used for funeral rites, and any that is exported is bought by the Chinese at a high price, as they use it for embalming, it being less volatile than ordinary Camphor.
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 Definition of camphor - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
O obtained especially from the wood and bark of the camphor tree and used as a liniment and mild topical analgesic in medicine, as a plasticizer, and as an insect repellent; also : any of several similar compounds (as some terpene alcohols and ketones)
Learn more about "camphor" and related topics at Britannica.com
See a map of "camphor" in the Visual Thesaurus
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  It's Your Health - Safe Use of Health Products Containing Camphor and/or Eucalyptus Oils
Some health products that contain camphor and/or eucalyptus oils can cause serious health problems, including seizures, if they are accidentally swallowed by children.
Health products containing camphor and/or eucalyptus oils (also referred to as aromatic oils) are commonly found as non-prescription cough and cold remedies, used as chest rubs and by steam inhalation to relieve congestion.
The reported side effects from swallowing health products containing camphor and/or eucalyptus oils vary from minor symptoms, such as burning sensation in the mouth, headache, nausea, and vomiting, to more severe and life threatening reactions such as seizures.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca /iyh-vsv/life-vie/camphor-camphre_e.html   (749 words)

  
  Camphor, Herb Monograph - Flora Health Herb Encyclopedia
Camphor trees are native to the eastern and warmer latitudes of Asia.
Camphor is also used as a remedy for vascular disorders, bronchitis, cough, and bone and joint conditions.
Many pharmaceutical drugs are prepared from camphor including a local anaesthetic and antiseptic called carbolated camphor prepared by dissolving 100 parts of camphor and 36 parts of carbolic acid in 4 parts of alcohol or alternatively as 2 parts camphor and 1 part phenol as liquid.
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 Camphor (UK PID)
Camphor was found in the liver, kidneys and brain of an infant who died within 30 minutes of birth, whose mother had ingested about 12g of camphor 17 hours previously (Riggs et al 1965).
Camphorated gauze Three cases of poisoning were associated with the use of camphorated gauze (9.6% camphor).
Camphor spirit A 54 year-old, alcoholic, diabetic woman drank an unknown quantity of 10% camphor spirit (10% camphor, 70% isopropanol and 20% water) and was discovered comatose half an hour later suffering grand-mal convulsions and respiratory failure.
www.intox.org /databank/documents/pharm/camphor/ukpid19.htm   (7988 words)

  
 Camphor (PIM 095)
Camphor is used: as a rubefacient as a plasticizer for cellulose esters and ethers in the manufacture of plastics (especially celluloid) in lacquers and varnishes in explosives and pyrotechnics as a moth repellent in the manufacture of cymene as a preservative in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Camphor was formerly administered as a solution in oil by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection to act as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant, but there is no evidence of its value for this purpose (Reynolds, 1982).
Camphor is readily and rapidly absorbed from the skin, and gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.
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A foreign camphor merchant was perplexed to find that previous to the delivery of his cargo to the railway station, it was common to send word to the agents at some two or three of the different neighboring depots and to set them bidding against each other for its shipment from their places.
Camphor is used chiefly as an insect repellant and as a carminative and stimulant in medicine.
A retort for the camphor chips, a cylinder made of wooden staves fastened with hoops, measuring some 20 inches high and about one foot in diameter at the bottom decreasing to seven inches at the top, was placed over each pan and made firm by mud plaster.
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 SpaTherapy.com | Camphor
Camphor is a type of evergreen tree native to east Asia.
Camphor oil is also applied to the skin to treat bruises, sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, and some inflammatory conditions.
Camphor can ground into a powder and either applied directly to the skin, or mixed with liquid as a wash. Camphor should not be consumed internally.
www.spatherapy.com /herbcentral/camphor.php   (457 words)

  
 Camphor Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In some cases, the camphor and oil are allowed to collect together on the surface of the water, and are afterwards separated by nitra-tion through rice straw or by pressure.
In China the com-minuted plant is said to be first boiled with water until the camphor adheres to the stick used in stirring, when the strained liquor is al-lowed to cool, and the camphor which concretes, being alternated with layers of earth, is sub-mitted to sublimation.
The crude camphor is taken to the towns in baskets and then put into large vats, with holes in the bottom, through which a volatile oil, called camphor oil, escapes; it is much used by the Chinese for medicinal purposes.
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 Camphor oil (Cinnamomum camphora) - information on the origin, source, extraction method, chemical composition, ...
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 camphor.
Camphor oil is extracted by steam from the the chipped wood, root stumps and branches and is then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed.
Camphor oil can be used in the treatment of nervous depression, acne, inflammation, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, sprains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, fever, flu and infectious diseases.
www.essentialoils.co.za /essential-oils/camphor.htm   (854 words)

  
 Camphor
Camphor preparations should not be applied to badly burned or open wounds nor should they be used on young children.
Camphor can also be used to soften chapped lips, ease the itchiness of such minor skin irritations as eczema and insect bites, promote the healing of minor burns and skin wounds, and to repel moths and other insects.
When camphor is applied to the skin as a salve or linament, it acts as a counterirritant that stimulates nerve endings, helping to reduce the number of pain messages that reach the brain.
www.innvista.com /HEALTH/herbs/camphor.htm   (638 words)

  
 camphor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Camphor is widely used as a plasticizer in the manufacture of celluloid and some lacquers.
Camphor ice is a mixture, containing principally camphor and wax, used for external application.
Camphor is practically insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform, and other solvents.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/camphor.html   (187 words)

  
 Camphor, What is Camphor? About its Science, Chemistry and Structure   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Camphor is a white transparent waxy crystalline solid with a strong penetrating pungent aromatic odor.
It is found in wood of the camphor laurel, Cinnamonum camphora, which is a large evergreen tree found in Asia (particularly in Borneo, hence its alternate name); it can also be synthetically produced from oil of turpentine.
Camphor is readily absorbed through the skin and produces a feeling of cooling similar to that of menthol and acts as slight local anesthetic; however, it is poisonous when ingested and can cause seizures, mental confusion, irritability, and neuromuscular hyperactivity.
www.3dchem.com /molecules.asp?ID=203   (187 words)

  
 Camphor
The camphor is distilled by steaming chips of the root, stem, or bark.
Camphor is used in the manufacture of celluloid and explosives and medicinally in liniments and other preparations for its mild antiseptic and anesthetic qualities.
Camphor is insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents, and melts at 176° C (349° F) and boils at 209° C (405° F).
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/plants/camphor.htm   (157 words)

  
 Camphor - Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica by JAMES TYLER KENT
In the most acute period of the Camphor excitement, the excitability and frenzy of the patient are extreme, or he goes into the other extreme, in which the irritability is lost and there is loss of sensation, unconsciousness and coldness.
Nose: Camphor produces a coryza, with a profuse discharge from the nose and from the air passages, from the nose to the bronchi.
In Camphor an important thing to recall in the acute is that during the heat and when the pains are on he wants to be covered up.
www.hpathy.com /materiamedica/kent-lectures/camphora.asp   (1474 words)

  
 Ethnobotanical Leaflets
Camphor, a member of the Family Lauraceae (Heywood, 1978), is much valued in different parts of the world, particularly in China.
Marco Polo gave mention of camphor to the Chinese in the thirteenth century, which may be one of the earliest records of the C. camphora tree and its value.
Camphor has also been known to act as an insect repellent, on ointment for skin care (Fishbein 291) and wound dressing, aromatherapy, and as an external inhalant for ailments such as cough and nasal congestion when mixed with menthol and desoxyephidrine (Somerville 1996).
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 Camphor (Ayurvedic)
Camphor powder (gum) comes from the wood of the trunk and from the root of trees that are between 50 and 60 years old.
Camphor is distilled until a "mud" of camphor solids and oils floats to the top.
Camphor has been added to water used in divination, and has been said to boost clairvoyance and dreams.
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Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl) in the laurel family (Lauraceae) is a tall, many-branched evergreen tree with pointed, glossy leaves and clusters of small cream to yellow-green flowers followed by fl drupes (berries).
Camphor is approved by the German Commission E for external use in the treatment of muscular rheumatism, inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract and cardiac symptoms.
Camphor is used as a moth and mosquito repellent and as a preservative in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
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 Camphor Boat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the camphor dissolves the surface tension of the water is lowered at the rear of the boat.
Camphor can be bought in blocks from a supermarket, generally near moth balls.
Place it in the kitchen sink and as the camphor dissolves it should move forward.
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 Floridata: Cinnamomum camphora
The camphor tree is a dense broadleaved evergreen that is capable of growing 50-150 ft (15.2-45.7 m) tall and spreading twice that wide with a trunk up to 15 ft (4.6 m) in diameter, though the largest U.S. specimens are only half that size and those in the Caribbean are even smaller.
Camphor wood is prized for its attractive red and yellow striping, amenability to woodworking, and insect repelling properties.
Camphor is a prolific seed producer that apparently does not have serious predators or diseases outside its native range.
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 Information on the herb camphor.
In Ayurvedic medicine, camphor is reported to combat respiratory complaints, sinusitis, eye complaints, epilepsy, gout, pain experienced during menstruation, insomnia, flatulence, and rheumatism.
It is commonly used as an ointment or liniment to treat sprains; joint and muscle pain, as balm for chapped lips, cold sores, as an inhalant to relieve nasal, bronchial, or upper respiratory congestion.
Camphorated oil is subject to legal restriction in certain countries and large doses of camphor are toxic.
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Camphor Laurel, Cinnamomum camphora, is a native of China, Taiwan and Japan.
Camphor Laurel was widely planted as shade trees on farms and in school yards.
Camphor Laurel is spread mainly by direct seed drop, but many native bird species are responsible for spread over large distances from the source trees.
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