Camphor is a waxy, flammable, white or transparent solid with a strong aroma. Camphor laurel tree wood is in Asia is the source of it.
Camphor is an effective boosts circulation increasing the metabolic activity of the body including digestion, secretion and excretion.
EFFECTIVE LOCAL ANESTHESIA
Camphor gives relieves form muscle pain and joint pain. Camphor is a very good local anesthetic which works by numbing sensory nerve endings in the area hence alleviating feelings of pain.
Camphor soothes skin and relieves skin cause by irritation or allergic reaction.
Camphor is a strong antiseptic and disinfectant. During raining season, a few drops of drops of camphor oil in drinking water can prevent it from becoming hazardous.
A few drops of Camphor oil added to large quantities of grain can protect it form insects. An open bottle containing
camphor oil or a burning cloth soaked in it drives insects away.
Camphor can be used to treat fungal infections of the skin like Eczema, dermatitis, onycholysis etc.
FUNCTION IN INSOMNIA
The sedative properties of camphor can help induce sleep. The soothing and penetrative properties of camphor relaxes the mind and give feelings of freshness, calming the mind giving you a peaceful and enjoyable bed time.
PIMPLES AND BODY ACNE
Camphor can get rid of a very common skin problem of pimples and body acne in a matter of days.
ANTIRHEUMATIC/ ANTI ARTHRITIC
The stimulant activity of camphor boosts circulation hence relieving the agonizing pain related with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout. It also also subsides the swelling and redness that comes with these trouble makers.
BENEFITS IN SYMPTOMS OF COLD
Camphor instantly opens stuffy nose. Works like magic in sore throat and chest congestion. Therefore it is used in lot of balms, rubs inhalers .etc.
Camphor is highly beneficial in a severe painful condition called Neuralgia in which the 9th cranial nerve is effected.
the surrounding blood vessels become swollen affecting the nerve. Camphor contracts the vessels alleviating the pain.
Camphor treats insect bites like wasps, bees , hornets and also reduce the pain and inflammation that comes with it.
WORD OF CAUTION
Camphor is poisonous if ingested in large quantities . Even 2 gm of it can prove lethal.