Camphor Dangers?

Answer Camphor is a white crystalline substance obtained from the tree, Cinnamomum camphora, according to the Botanical website. The name, however, has also been given to different concrete, odorous, vola... Read More »

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Where Does Camphor Come From?

Camphor is an aromatic, crystalline substance related to turpentine. Most commercial camphor is obtained from the camphor tree. Also known as the camphor laurel or gum camphor, the camphor tree is ... Read More »

How to Use Camphor Crystals?

Derived from the camphor laurel, an Asian evergreen tree, camphor crystals possess cooling properties when used in bath and body products. Camphor also has applications in ethnic cooking and medici... Read More »

Where does camphor wood come from?

Camphor wood comes from the aromatic wood of Cinnamomum camphora, the camphor tree. It is an evergreen that grows naturally in eastern Asia. However, it is cultivated as an ornamental plant in the ... Read More »

Who invented camphor?

Camphor was not an invention. It is a waxy, crystal-like compound derived naturally from the leaves or root of the camphor tree. Camphor uses include insect repellent, anti-itch gels and fireworks.... Read More »