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(kōpā`bə, –pī`–), oleoresin (see resinresin,
any of a class of amorphous solids or semisolids. Resins are found in nature and are chiefly of vegetable origin. They are typically light yellow to dark brown in color; tasteless; odorless or faintly aromatic; translucent or transparent; brittle, fracturing like glass;
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) obtained from several species of tropical South American trees of the genus Copaifera. The thick, transparent exudate varies in color from light gold to dark brown, depending on the ratio of resin to essential oil. Copaiba is used in making varnishes and lacquers.



(also copaiba balsam), a pale yellow fluid of varying density found in the wood of various species of South American trees of the genus Copaifera of the family Caesalpiniaceae. The copaiba is obtained by deep tapping. The fluid is composed of essential oil (38–76 percent) and resin. It can be dissolved in organic solvents but not in water. Copaiba is used in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and paper.

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Portanto, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a aplicacao do oleo essencial de copaiba no controle da antracnose, nos frutos do maracujazeiro-amarelo, e comparar sua acao fungicida/fungistatico in vitro com o oleo resina de copaiba.
It is clear the needs for researches focusing in new therapeutic options, and, therefore, the aim of this study was assess the effectiveness of copaiba, andiroba and aroeira essential oils on the trypanosomosis controlling, using as experimental model mice infected with Trypanosoma evansi.
Well, the four tree species that are currently being planted in the Amazing Forest (they are native species typical of the region: jatoba, copaiba, ipe rosa and louro freijo) live in average 200 years.
El canime o copaiba (Copaifera officinalis L), es un arbol de tronco recto con superficie rugosa que puede alcanzar entre 20 y 30 metros de altura, sus flores son blancas, pequenas, bisexuales y olorosas, su fruto es dehiscente en dos valvas de color marron; las semillas son ovoides y pequenas, de color negro, se encuentran de 1 a 2 envueltas en un arilo de color amarillo; este arbol es originario de Sur America pero tambien se encuentra en Puerto Rico y Hawaii, es propio de climas tropicales humedos y secos, de cuya madera se construyen embarcaciones (Silva y Vieira, 2008).
Beraca works directly with communities from the rainforest (and other ecological zones within Brazil) to source raw ingredients including acai, andiroba, annato, Brazil nut, buriti, copaiba, passion fruit, cupuacu, murumuru and Amazonian white clay.
Beauty Ingredients: Rain forest acai oil, rain forest annato oil, rain forest Brazil nut oil, rain forest buriti oil, rain forest passion fruit oil, rain forest cupuacu butter, rain forest murumuru butter, rain forest copaiba oil, rain forest andiroba oil
Its hair care collection utilizes acai, cupuacu and copaiba to address such hair care needs as dryness and flaking.
El balsamo de copaiba es una oleorresina que tiene aplicaciones industriales y medicinales.
But rubber's decline did not completely disorganize the social life that had been built around it: Those who remained in former rubber areas found opportunities to market other naturally occurring Amazonian commodities, including the Brazil nut, oil from the copaiba tree, and, more recently, forest products like the oil and fruit of the assai and artisan craftwork made from native trees and plants.