Cinnamomum camphora from Panchkula and Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 12, 2011, 2:30:56 AM4/12/11
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Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl, Prir. Rostlin 2: 36 1825.

syn: Camphora officinarum NeesLaurus camphora L.

Camphor tree, the source of camphor. An evergreen tree with ovate-elliptic leaves shed and immediately replaced in early spring, flowers in panicles; flowers yellowish; fruit globose, finally black. Photographed from Herbal Garden Delhi and Cactus garden Panchkula

Chopped wood of stem and roots is the source of natural camphor. Camphor oil of commerce is the oil from which camphor has been removed. Camphor is extensively used in medicine as counter-irritant in muscular strains, inflammations and rheumatic conditions, also used in cardiac depressions, hysteria and nervousness. 

Common names: Camphor tree
Hindi: Kapur, karpu
Tel: Karppuram
Tam: Karpurammu


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Balkar Arya

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Aug 9, 2011, 2:32:28 PM8/9/11
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Mine from Herbal Garden samalkha Panipat
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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