The uniqueness of this compound camphor is its strong odor and taste. It has many medicinal values; hence, is often used as herbal medicine.
The organic compound present in camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) is a terpene and is commonly used in creams, ointments, and lotions.
Camphor oil also has many medicinal properties. It is extracted from the wood of camphor trees and processed by steam distillation.