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Copaiba

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Common Names

Copaiba, scientifically referred to as Copaifera Officinalis or Copaifera Jacquinii, is also known by other names which include Balsam Copaiba, Copal, Jesuit's Balsam, Mal-Dos-Sete-Dias, Palo De Aceite, Capivi and Oleoresin.

 

Origin

Copaiba comes from a plant genus known as Fabaceae or Leguminosae. It is abundantly grown in the South America where there is a climate that ranges from humid to tropical. Other rich sources of Copaiba include Columbia, Brazil and Venezuela.

 

It was said that early settlers of Rio Solimoes in the Amazon have long been using Copaiba oil extracts to heal wounds, cure skin disorders and even sexually transmitted diseases for its herbal therapeutic properties aptly described as effective cleansers and bacteria killers. Modern day Amazon still uses Copaiba in its traditional treatment methods.

 

The people of Brazil likewise used Copaiba since time immemorial as traditional herbal medicine. Its resins were used as antiseptic and expectorant. Equally notable is the history of Peru?s ancient medicine, where Copaiba appears to have been in use even before many did.

 

However it was in Europe around 1625 where it was first recorded to have been clinically used. Web sources claimed that Copaiba was brought and introduced to Europe and from there took it to the South America. The United States recognized Copaiba as a ?legal drug? in 1820.

 

Parts Used

As far as the herbalists are concerned, the tree trunks are the most useful. It is from where they get the essential oil extracts which is used in treatment of bacteria-borne disorders.

 

General Information

Noted botanist and author Mark Plotkin said in one of his published books that essential oil extracts from Copaiba has been proven effective in treating sick Americans. He described Copaiba oil extracts as diuretic, disinfectant and laxative. Having the Copaiba oil extracts mentioned in his book, indeed helped popularize it further.

 

Common Uses

The most significant and perhaps the most impressive of its uses is the anti-bacterial properties, which makes it an ideal herb in treating nail fungus, abrasions and cuts, bladder infections, urinary tract infection, hair loss, cough, eczema and psoriasis.

Copaiba