Blumea balsamifera - Sembung Balm, Ngai Cannon, Sambong, Mugongre Seeds

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Botanical Nomenclature: Blumea balsamifera
Common Name: Sembung Balm, Ngai Cannon, Sambong, Mugongre
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Asia
Height: 1 – 3 Meters
Luminosity: Full Sun, Partial Shading


This species is the most wood and perfumed member of the gender. And can flower for the year all.

Blumea balsamifera is a subarbust or green bushing which has an extremely accented aroma of camphor. Can grow up to 4 meters of height with branched harves of 2 to 8 centimeters of diameter that become different on the base. It has many health benefits and is famous for being good source of essential oil rich in borneol.

In its habitat is generally found in dry fields, forests, prairies, mountain surfaces, river margins in elevations of up to 1200 meters. Roads, fields of ground ground, pastures and forests, and sometimes in humid places in the rivers ‘margins.

The plants are intolerant to the shadow. The essential oil production is enough reduced when the plants grow to the shadow.

The leaves are used as aromatic condiment with various foods.

Roots and leaves are also used as pesticides in miscellaneous lavors.

Sambong is also marketed as a tea in the philippines, and is described with loving taste, with a miniating and spicy touch.

It is widely used as a decorative and very aromatic dry plant.

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