China, Gum from China (SKU 0413)
Excellent quality Camphor crystals from China. Produced from wild collected plants.
Camphor trees of the Lauraceae (Laurel family) are found on Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra, Japan, China and are a close relative of the Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) tree. White Camphor crystals are found in some old trees, whereas other trees produce only oil. The oil can be oxidized into crystals. Also the clippings, roots and wood chips of the tree are steam distilled to produce Camphor crystals and Camphor oil. The sturdy tree has glossy, waxy, dark green aromatic leaves. When mature, the tree can reach a height of 20-30 meters. The wood itself repels insects, moths, flies and is very durable against the erosion of salt air. The tree must be at least 50 years old to produce oil.
The fragrance of Camphor is said to increase the flow of Prana, open up the senses and bring clarity to ones mind, and awakens perception. Powerful and penetrating are two words to describe the unique fragrance of Camphor.
This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.
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