Benefits of Camphor Oil
Camphor oil stimulates heart, normalizes breathing pattern and increases blood circulation. People with low blood pressure will benefit from camphor oil as it regulates blood pressure by increasing circulation. Another important element of camphor oil is its ability to boost immune system. Inhalation of camphor oil is known to be quite effective in clearing out colds, cough and congestion of lungs and bronchitis. White camphor essential oil is medicinal grade oil. Never use in large doses. Camphor oil is effective in small amounts. Consult health care professional prior to using camphor oil. Don’t use during pregnancy.
The various components of camphor oil are Alcohol, Borneol, Pinene, Camphene, Camphor, Terpene and Safrol. Camphor oil, apart from having a cool, penetrating and lasting aroma
The leaves of camphor are smaller and slightly serrated. Camphor oil is also famous for its analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties. Camphor oil is a natural stimulant and helps in balancing of mental level.
CAMPHOR USES & BENEFITS:
Camphor for skin problems:
If you suffer from itching and rashes, do this simple home remedy. Take a piece of edible camphor and mix it with little amount of water. Wash the affected area with this homemade camphor rinse. You will find the itching gradually reducing. But make sure not to use the camphor on open wounds and cuts.
Camphor for cold in children:
This home remedy for treating chest congestion is very popular in India and it is very effective. To make the remedy, take mustard or coconut oil and heat it along with little synthetic camphor. When it is warm, rub it on the child’s chest and back to get good relief from chest congestion.
Camphor for acne and acne scars:
Massaging the skin with few drops of good quality camphor essential oil along with a base oil will treat acne and acne scars very effectively. Never use the camphor essential oil directly on the skin. Some good base oils are extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, wheat germ oil, etc.
Camphor for bed bugs:
Camphor can be used to to effectively treat bed bugs. If you have bed bugs, wash the sheets and sun dry the mattress. Then take a large chunk of camphor and put it in a muslin bag and keep it between the mattress, this will drive away any left over bed bugs and prevent further attacks too.
Anti-inflammatory and Sedative:
The cooling and penetrating effects of camphor make it an anti-inflammatory and sedative agent. It is very helpful in curing nearly all types of inflammation, both internal and external. It also relaxes the body and mind while giving a feeling of peace and freshness. It proves to be very cooling and refreshing, particularly in the summer. It can also be mixed with bathing water to have that extra sensation of coolness in the summer heat.