Dreams, psychic awareness, and divination;
Adds strength to any mixture; used for purification and to increase personal influence & persuasiveness.
Burn on incense or use camphor oil for ritual cleaning when moving into a new home or setting up a new altar.
Add to water when scrying.
Also Called: Laurel Camphor, Gum Camphor
Poisonous in large quantities.
The wood and leaves are analgesic, antispasmodic, odontalgic, rubefacient, stimulant.
An infusion is used as an inhalant in the treatment of colds and diseases of the lungs.
The essential oil is anthelmintic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, cardiotonic, carminative, diaphoretic, sedative and tonic.
It is used externally in liniments for treating joint and muscle pains, balms for chilblains, chapped lips, cold sores, skin diseases etc and as an inhalant for bronchial congestion.
Some caution is advised, excessive use causes vomiting, palpitations, convulsions and death.
It is possible that the oil can be absorbed through the skin, causing systemic poisoning.
The essential oil is used in aromatherapy.
It is used in the treatment of digestive complaints and depression.