Camphor

Camphor

Scientific name: Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Nees & Eberm.

Local/Bangla Name: ‘Karpur’

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Laurales
Family Lauraceae
Genus  Cinnamomum
Species  C. camphora

 Economic Importance: Used as medicinal purposes.

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Economic Importance

Widely cultivated as a street and garden tree, C. camphora is cultivated for camphor, which is used as a culinary spice, a component of incense, and as a medicine. Camphor is also an insect repellent and a flea-killing substance.

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