Copaiba Resin, Copaifera officinalis L.

Copaiba Resin, Copaifera officinalis L.

The resinous oil of Copaïba is obtained through an incision in the trunk that is plugged up until next season. Hence the origin of its name in Tupi: “Kupa’Iiba” (the tree that contains some).

Copaiba resin is with Andiroba oil, one of the natural remedies most used by the Amazon Indians. It contains sesquiterpenes, components natural persons with the known role of defence agent against organisms outside the plant.