Instructions for use:
Rub on the skin, massaging frequently the desired location.
- Ideal for warming up your muscles before sports activities.
- Muscle sedative in case of bruises, dislocations and sprains.
- Relief from the feeling of tiredness in the legs, feet, hands, arms and neck caused by activities of daily living.
Ethyl alcohol and camphor.
Camphor is a terpene with the scientific name Cinnamomum camphora. It can also be developed in the laboratory. The camphor is native to the island of Formosa, Japan and China (East Asia).
Practical uses of camphor / camphor oil:
1. Cough and cold:
Boil camphor leaves in water (10 minutes)
Inhale the vapor.
Explanation: The steam inhaled camphor forms a coating on the inner surfaces of the airways, helping to reduce throat irritation and to treat bronchitis.
2. Antioxidant properties:
Camphor extracts have antioxidants that reduce oxidation reactions which lead to the formation of free radicals. Free radicals alter tissues and cells, promoting the appearance of diseases such as diabetes, liver disease, cardiovascular diseases and neoplasms.
Camphor oil constricts blood vessels, reducing pressure on the ninth cranial nerve. In this way it has analgesic properties.
Neuralgia is the pain that occurs when the ninth cranial nerve is affected by inflammation of the blood vessels around it.
4. anti-inflammatory properties:
Camphor extracts have anti-inflammatory properties, which are not only limited to muscle pain, but also lower cholesterol levels.
5. Anti-microbial and insecticidal properties:
Camphor has always been used as anthelmintic drug in Ayurveda. This why?
Camphor leaf extracts have anti-microbial qualities (which control bacterial and fungal strains) and insecticidal qualities (in various essential oils).
Camphor applications due to its pleasant aroma:
- insect and animal repellent,
- ingredient used in cosmetics,
- preparation of embalming fluids,
- spices used in food,
- aromatization of religious ceremonies.
Other benefits of camphor oil:
- provides well-being and reduces arthritis pain and muscle pain, if applied in a massage.
- air purification (by burning camphor), eliminating harmful bacteria, viruses and mosquitoes.
- relieves nasal congestion and coughing when applied to the chest.
- cough relief if applied to the throat in the form of drops.
- relief from itching / itching, being used in ointments or gels.
- effective mosquito repellent, inexpensive and without side effects.
- soothe acne and boils, given their anti-inflammatory properties.
- decreased swelling of gum infection, neuralgia and rheumatism.
- fungicide that can be used on nails with ringworm.
- applied to the hair, with coconut oil, to treat itching, lice infestation and dandruff.
- tones the skin and helps to soften scars resulting from burns.
- it has antispasmodic properties, reducing muscle and joint problems such as cramps and spasms.
- camphor burning provides a more enlightening view of reality;
- If ingested it is highly toxic.
- Excessive use of camphor on the chest can cause seizures, nausea, vomiting and stomach pains. There are people who put camphor on the chest to relieve cold symptoms, making the airways more sensitive to cold air, which provides a false relief of nasal congestion.