CAMPHOR OIL- CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA
Camphor Oil is balancing oil which can Relax nerves and enhance apathy. The essential oil of camphor is obtained By 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; it is scientifically known as Dryobalanops Camphora. The camphor oil obtained from both have similar properties, but they differ slightly in aroma and the concentration of various compounds found in them.
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, has many medicinal properties as well.
1. Anti-inflammatory and Sedative
The cooling and penetrating effects of camphor oil 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 is extremely useful in providing comfort for gas problems. Primarily, it does not let gas form as well as secondarily; it successfully eliminates the gases in a healthy way.
3. Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Insecticide and Germicide
Camphor oil is a wonderful disinfectant, insecticide as well as germicide. It may be included with drinking water to sanitize it especially throughout the summer as well as in rainy months when there is a greater possibility of water becoming contaminated.
The powerful, penetrating aroma of camphor oil is an effective decongestant. It instantly reduces blockage of the bronchi, larynx, pharynx, nasal tracts and also lungs.Therefore, we can easily utilise camphor oil in several decongestant balms as well as cold rubs.
5. Antispasmodic , Aphordisiac , Treat Hair Loss and Hair Growth.
This article is meant only for the use of education and information. It is not in any way recommended for substituting prescription drugs or expert medical guidance. We are not professionals in healthcare and this information is shared purely based on the interest of spreading the fragrance of Ayurvedic healing, the world’s oldest medical system on earth.
Never use essential oils internally and make sure that you dilute essential oils before using it for external application. This is because 100 percent organic and pure essential oils are highly concentrated substances and may cause allergic reactions if used on the skin directly.
Talk with your Ayurvedic practitioner/ healthcare expert before selecting the most suitable essential oils for your prakriti or unique individual constitution and state of health. Please avoid using Basil oil if you have sensitive skin or during pregnancy.
Camphor Essential Oil - Cinnamomum Camphora