|Latin Name:||Copaifera officinalis (Copaifera reticulata, Copaifera langsdorffii)|
|English Name:||Copaiba copal tree (balsam)|
|French Name:||Copahu, Capaïer, copayer, copahier or baume de copaïba|
History and Origin
Resin from the trees is harvested by the means of an incision, like in harvesting rubber, made on wild trees of the Amazonian rainforest, mainly in Brazil, but also in Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Native Amerindians from that region have used it since immemorial times as a topical medicine.