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Botanical Name Cinnamomum camphora
Family Lauraceae
Origin Camphor has been used in traditional medicine systems in China and India for centuries.
Description Camphor is a white crystalline powder with a strong odor. It is obtained from the wood of the camphor tree through steam distillation.
Parts Used The wood and leaves of the camphor tree are used to extract camphor.
Dose Camphor should be used externally only, and in small quantities as it can be toxic when ingested.