CO2 extracted Zhang Nao - Cinnnamomom camphora, White camphor
The distinctive camphor aroma of Zhang Nao is intense, sharp and spicy. It jolts the senses awake and hangs in the air. Our Zhang Nao essential oil is produced by CO2 Extraction.
Cinnamomum camphora (commonly known as camphor tree, camphorwood or camphor laurel) is a large evergreen tree native to China south of the Yangtze River. The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed. In spring, it produces bright green foliage with masses of small white flowers. The leaves, twigs and bark of the tree are used to extract its essential oil.
Camphor is toxic if used inappropriately. It’s essential oil should not be taken internally. It is an irritant to the mucus membranes. Always dilute 1%-3% maximum and for topical application always test on a small area first. It is contraindicated for children and pregnancy. Avoid long term use.
Zhang Nao is used in Chinese medicine to expel wind and dampness and to kill parasites. As an essential oil it can be diluted appropriately and applied topically for conditions such as scabies, ring worms and fungal infections, itching skin and lymph congestion.
The penetrating, intense aromatic quality of Zhang Nao essential oil has the effect of opening the sensory portals and can be diffused for shock, delirium and sudden loss of consciousness or applied to acupuncture points for symptoms of Heart Qi deficiency.
Benefiting from its actions to invigorate the blood and alleviate pain, practitioners may consider Zhang Nao as an ingredient in a linament or plaster for the pain and swelling of injuries, fractures, contusions and sprains.
TCM Category: Substances for Topical application.
Channels entered: Heart, Lung, Spleen
Major Chemical Constituents: Linalool, keynote (methyl cinnamate), oxide
15ml bottles of essential oils are offered at a 15% discount for licensed professionals only. This offer is available on web orders only. For discount pricing on even larger sizes or orders of 10 or more bottles of the same oil please send us an email with your requirements.