English :Camphor tree
Manipuri :Karpur pambi
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :camphora (Linn.) Nees & Eberm.
Parts Used :Stem, Bark, Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Bark soaked in water for infusion.
Mode of use :Fresh and local application
Ingredients :Stems and leaves contain an essential oil consisting of camphor, cineol, terpineol, caryophyllin, safrole, limonea, phellandrene, carvacrol, camphorene and azulene.
Ailment Treated:Bark infusion is used in cough, headache and dizziness. Plant is stimulant, diaphoretic, anthelmintic, antiseptic and anodyne. Injection of camphor oil and sodium camphosulfonate is used in cardiovascular collapse. Camphor is used in external applications as a counter irritant in muscular strains, inflammations and rheumatic conditions.