Latin name: Copaifera officinalis
Also know as: Copaiba, Capaúba, Bunxix, Cupiúba
Copaiba oil (Copaifera paupera, Copaifera officinalis) is a resin extracted from a tree of 20-30 m in height located in the Peruvian Amazon. Our Copaiba oil is pure resin and not steam-distilled!
Some of the various medicinal properties of Copaiba oil have been studied for their activities: antiseptic, antioxidant, healing and anti-inflammatory analgesic. Has traditionally been used as a natural treatment for some diseases, being first mentioned in 1534 in a letter to Pope Leo X, it was attributed wound healing effect, the use of copaiba oil is both ancient and much disseminated.
Copaiba is the name commonly refers to the whole copaifera gender has an indigenous origin: “Cupayba” meaning “tree of deposit” the virtue of the oil it contains and the natives attributed its medicinal properties, the term Copaiba was first used by the German botanist Georg Marcgrave in 1628, and whose insights and notes served as a base because in 1760 the botanist and biologist the Austrian Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin w performed mada a detailed study of the species for Marcgrav.
Notice: Our products are not at “food grade” and are not intended for consumption.