Camphor – Cinnamon camphora
The health benefits of camphor essential oil include its properties as a stimulant,, , , , sedative, and nervous pacifier. It also acts as an antineuralgic, anti- , , and an .
The essential oil of camphor is obtained during the process of its extraction of camphor from two types of camphor trees. The first one is the Common Camphor tree, bearing the scientific name Cinnamomum camphora, from which the common camphor is obtained. The second variety is the Borneo Camphor tree, which is where Borneo Camphor is derived from; it is scientifically known as Dryobalanops camphora. The camphor oil obtained from both have similar properties, but they differ slightly in aroma and in the concentration of various compounds found in them.
The various components of camphor essential oil are alcohol, borneol, pinene, camphene, camphor, terpene, and safrole.
hite camphor oil can be an essential part of your first-aid kit as it offers a wide range of health benefits. It is known usually added to massage oils to relieve muscle stiffness and cramps. This oil is also excellent in helping calm the nerves, clear the lungs and dispel apathy.
White camphor oil also offers other benefits:
•Decongestant — A popular ingredient in decongestant balms and cold rubs, it provides respiratory relief by reducing the blockage in the bronchi, larynx, pharynx, nasal tracts and lungs.2
•Antispasmodic — This essential oil may help relieve muscle spasms.
•Anesthetic — White camphor oil can also be used as a mild local anesthesia. It produces a cool sensation, which blocks the sensory level on the skin and reduces the brain’s ability to feel pain.3
•Anti-inflammatory and sedative — White camphor oil is a balancing oil that can help sedate the nerves and reduce inflammation.
Available in two sizes: 5 ml 8.30 10 ml 12.60