Camphor Laurel  / クスノキ科ニッケイ属 / 日本

Troops of war ship appearing in Kojiki
The wood is dense, and it has excellent moisture resistance and durability. As it becomes a big tree and has very beautiful eyed eyes, it is frequently used for Buddha statue sculpture, and it is used favorably for temples and shrines from magnificent wood grain, and it is used for interior spaces and sculpture. Since it can produce medicinal camphor as an insect repellent, leaves have been used as insecticides and analgesics for a long time, and there are records that they were carrying Kusunoki during work. Since it is resistant to insect damage and rot, it has been useful as a material of a ship since ancient times.


Camphor Laurel

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