The branch and leaf of Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Presi, family Lauraceae.
Prepared by distillation.
Granular crystals or pieces of varying size, semi-opaque, white, lusterless.
Delicately aromatic in odour. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, toxic, and
attributive to heart channel.
1. Eliminate filth and turbid substance, and wake the patient from unconsciousness:
For coma of sthenic type, especially those due to affection of filthy
and turbid substance.
2. Eliminate dampness, kill parasite, relieve swelling and alleviate pain:
External use for scabies, tinea, skin infection, prurigo, trauma, toothache;
oral use for vomiting and diarrhea of cold-dampness type, chest pain,
abdominal pain of stomach-cold origin, dyspepsia with abdominal distending
1. Local application to the skin exerts a mild local anesthetic effect.
2. Oral use in small amount produces a feeling of warmth and comfort in
the stomach, while in large dose causes irritating and leads to nausea
3. Stimulating the central nervous system, and also non-selectively the
respiration. Large dose may cause convulsion.
Pill or powder: 0.03-0.06g.
External use: Appropriate amount
Contraindicated for pregnant women and those with deficiency of vital
energy and deficiency of yin.