Botanical Name: Endlicheria metallica
Family Name: Lauraceae
Of Interest: Each year's Camino Verde planting campaign includes the preparation of plants from seed for the coming year. In 2009, Camino Verde secured over a thousand seeds of the often-felled, rarely-planted timber tree known as moena alcanforada. Over the course of a year, these young seedlings were nurtured and cared for until they reached planting size at a nursery run by the Peruvian government's Institute for Research in the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP). In the next rainy (planting) season, Camino Verde prepared the ground for and planted the untranslatable Moena alcanforada, a tree in the same family as bay laurel and avocado noted for its fine timber and its rich camphor-like essential oils.
History: In Peruvian medicinal traditions, Moena oil was used to cool and to reduce excess heat.
Properties: Cooling and Purifying.Benefits: Used on skin, teas are made; a soft camphor scent.Flower is 6 Star Peach White Color. Balances hot & cold body temperatures. Used as a bronchial dilator.
Traditional Use: To sooth inflammation of the body and mind by cooling down.
Parts Used: branches, Bark, Leaves and twigs of sustainably grown trees
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma Description: Warm, Fresh, Camphoraceous
Aroma Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: cedar wood, citrus oils, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, sandalwood
Origin: Amazonia, Peru
Cultivation: Harvested from sustainably farmed trees
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation. Not for internal use. Do not apply directly to the eyes or mucous membranes. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner.