[Sca-cooks] camphor was medicinal recipies

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Wed Nov 15 21:01:13 PST 2006

I came across a few interesting tidbits concerning camphor.  There are a 
couple of studies that show synthetic camphor is 25% more toxic than natural 
camphor.  80% of the world's natural camphor comes from Formosa.  And that 
volatile oils increase the solubility of camphor in water (about 1 gm per 
800 cc in pure water), which is a possible reason for specifying dissolving 
it in rosewater in the Anonbymous Andalusian Cookbook.


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