What is Camphor

What is Camphor
Posted on 2022-05-07

What is Camphor? Know About of Camphor Crystals

Camphor crystal is a white crystalline substance, it has a strong odor and pungent taste, it is obtained from the wood of camphor tree. It has a cooling and numbing effect. It has antipruritic and analgesic effect. It is used to treat inflammation and joint pain. Camphor is insoluble in water but soluble in chloroform and ether.

What are the side effects of camphor?
· It can cause skin irritation and skin burning.
· It can cause burning of mouth and throat.
· It causes vomiting when taken orally.
· Do not apply camphor to open cuts and wounds and broken skin.
· Do not apply near your eye or the surrounding area of the eye.
· Do a patch test before applying camphor on the skin.
· Avoid the oral use of camphor in breastfeeding mothers.
· Avoid oral use of camphor if you have liver disease.
· Avoid the use of Camphor, if you have hypertension as it may increase blood pressure.
· Do not use camphor in pregnancy.

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What is Camphor Used for?

Camphor has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. It also has anti-fungal, antibacterial properties. It is used to treat skin problems, respiratory functions and gives relieves pain.
1• Due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is used to treat wounds, skin irritation, skin itchiness. It is also used in many lotions and creams.
2• It is also used in anti-aging products, due to its ability to increase elastin and collagen production.
3• Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it gives relief from joint pain and inflammation.it gives warming and cooling sensation when you use camphor products.
4• It is also used to treat sunburn and burning due to ultraviolet rays, it has a cooling effect that soothes the skin and gives relief from the burning sensation.
5• It is used to treat arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory effect. It gives relief from pain and inflammation.
6• Camphor also works as a bronchodilator and decongestant, it suppresses the cough, helps to open the airway and treat inflammation, helps to treat respiratory tract infections.
7• It is also used to treat toenail fungus due to its anti-fungal properties.

How to Check Purity of Camphor?
Whether the camphor you are going to buy is natural or synthetic, you can find out through some simple steps-
1- Natural camphor will be costlier by about Rs 1200 to 1400 per kg but synthetic camphor will be 5 to 6 times cheaper.
2- Take a small piece of natural camphor then put it in freshwater, if it gets submerged in water, it is confirmed that it is natural rather than synthetic.
3- Original camphor will burn completely and nothing will be left behind whereas this does not happen with synthetic. For more details, Write Us Today.

Is Burning Camphor Good for Health?

Don’t burn camphor internally or in house, it can cause serious side effect, it can cause toxicity, it causes burning of mouth, throat, nausea, vomiting and even death.Burning of camphor produces carbon dioxide and reduce the quantity of oxygen, if you burn camphor in closed room or in room where is no air circulation.Some people use camphor for prosperity and wealth.it helps in releasing the bad vibes, to clean your aura and for financial abundance.

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Is Camphor Good for Lungs?
Camphor is effective in giving relief from asthma, it is used to treat respiratory infection, nasal congestion, clearing phlegm, cough and cold. By simply inhaling the fragrance of camphor it clears the mucous, phlegm in the nasal tract and bronchi and lungs. It is the main ingredient of vaporizing rubs, balms,ointment. It has decongestant properties.

It is also used to treat measles, flu and whooping cough. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which promote the respiratory health. It heals the skin and reduce the pain. When we mix camphor oil with mustard oil it gives relief from asthma. Massage that mixture properly on chest. The patient start feeling good.it act as an anti-influenza agent.it clear the nasal passage, clear the congestion in the lungs and treat sinusitis.

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