a bicyclic monoterpene ketone located broadly in plants, particularly cinnamomum camphora. it is used topically as a skin antipruritic and as an anti-infective agent.
Being a superior anti-bacterial and anti-septic agent, sweet orange oil can be added to water in measurable drops and applied as a household cleaner. You can make a spritzer by combining clean water, orange oil and Epsom salt. Spritz the mixture over kitchen countertops and table tops and wipe dry with a clean cloth. This is not only pretty eco-friendly, but also pretty low-priced.
It has diuretic and diaphoretic (sweat-advertising) properties and is anti-microbial and anti-fungal so valuable for skin complaints. In the Middle Ages it was applied in lozenges for sweetening the breath. It is also supposed to relieve the Itch” or genital problems. Nevertheless, if taken to excess it can result in paralysis and coma, and significantly less serious symptoms such as headaches, convulsions, nausea, vomiting and loss of sight. It’s almost certainly very best avoided and stick to applying it as an insect repellant rather than for any other makes use of, unless you use the wood for cabinets, in which case, you will never get woodworm in them.
The top picture, even though not really fantastic, is exactly where I’ve put the fresh harvest of leaves this year. The fourth picture is exactly where I’ve spread out final year’s leaves up to the trunk of the crape myrtle. The third year is to the north of the tree up to the black cat… He’s not usually there although. Then in the fourth year it should really be secure to use the leaves as mulch. I might be overdoing it. But I can assure you there are so several leaves it really is worth figuring something out to use them and it’s fantastic physical exercise to rake and move the material about.
The Camphor laurel as it is named in Australia was introduced there in 1822 as an ornamental but now it is invasive in New South Wales and Queensland, as its leaves when they fall, avoid other plants from growing. It is also threatening the native eucalyptus trees, which the endangered koalas rely on. The trees’ in depth root systems are wreaking havoc with sewage and drainage systems.