Copaiba is also a common name for several species of trees of the legume family native to Tropical Africa and North and South America.
Diesel fuel can be obtained from copaiba. As of 1990 it provided 20 percent of all of Brazil's oil exports.
Copaiba is particularly interesting as a source of biodiesel because of the high yield of 12,000 liters per ha. The resin is tapped from standing trees, with an individual tree yielding 40 liters per year.
Medicinally, copaiba has been used to treat stomach cancer and ulcers and has antifungal properties, among a very wide variety of other ascribed medicinal properties.
Application of the essential oil from Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii Desf.) for acne vulgaris: a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial.(Original Research)(Report)
Mar 01, 2012; Abstract Copaiba oil-resin is widely used in traditional medicine due to its anti-inflammatory, healing, and antiseptic...
Wipo Publishes Patent of Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri Clinica del Lavoro E Della Riabilitazione and International Society for Drug Development for "Composition Comprising a Chelidonium Majus Extract and Copaiba and the Use Thereof for the Treatment of Cutaneous Dysfunctions" (Italian Inventors)
Jun 14, 2013; GENEVA, June 14 -- Publication No. WO/2013/084163 was published on June 13.Title of the invention: "COMPOSITION COMPRISING A...