cinnamomum camphora

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Related to cinnamomum camphora: camphor tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum cassia
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Tall 100 ft (30m) tree with waxy glossy leaves that smell like camphor when crushed. Masses of small white flowers, black berry-like toxic fruit. Very rough bark with vertical fissures. The tree has very strong volatile compounds and is considered toxic, but many people make tea from young leaves and shoots. Gum and bark are used for digestive upset, circulation, pain, nerves, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis, skin conditions. Camphor steam used for colds, sinus infections. It is said inhaling too much affects central nervous system. Sometimes used to make “fake Eucalyptus” oil. Be careful. Keep kids away, and definitely do not take if pregnant. Keeps insects away in closet.
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According to GC/MS result, 3 component was identified from the many peaks provided by the BE- benzene/ethanol extractives from the Cinnamomum camphora leaves.
Group Properties of Cinnamomum camphora Leaves Extractives
The FTIR spectra of extractives of Cinnamomum camphora leaves were shown in Fig.
And the extractives of Cinnamomum camphora leaves contained highly active groups.
Resource utilization of three extractives from Cinnamomum camphora leaves
Cinnamomum camphora was a medicinal woody plant, and its extractives could be used as novel lead compounds to create new drugs.
The three extractives of Cinnamomum camphora leaves gave 3, 11, 3 components, respectively, that could be identified by GC-MS.
The functional analytical result suggested that the three extractives of Cinnamomum camphora leaves was rich in bioactive components that could be used in biomedicines and antibacterial substances.
The history and characteristics of Cinnamomum camphora medicine to help.