Botanical Name Cinnamomum camphora CT cineole  
Botanical family Lauraceae 
Origin Madagascar 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Sheets 
Note Middle 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color colorless to pale yellow 
Odor fresh, intense, aromatic, slightly camphorated 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Oxides (65%): 1,8-cineole 
Monoterpene alcohols (10%): alpha-terpineol, linalool
Monoterpenes (15%): sabinene, pinene. 
Esters (10%): terpinyl acetate, linalyl acetate  
Therapeutic properties  1. Anticatarrhal, expectorant
2. Antiviral
3. Rebalances the nervous system, neurotonic 
4. Immunoregulator  
Main therapeutic indications  1. Influenza, infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever), viral meningitis  
2. Colds, catarrh, chills
3. Otitis, sinusitis  
4. Nervous asthenia, physical fatigue
5. Difficulty falling asleep (nervous temperaments)  
6. Viral enteritis, viral hepatitis  
7. Shingles, herpes simplex and genital herpes
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