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Camphor Essential Oil Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Camphor Essential Oil
Glycemic Index / Load
Camphor Essential Oil
Botanical Name
Oil Cinnamomum Camphora, Oil Dryobalanops Camphora
Hindi Name
Kaphur Ka Tel

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Camphor Essential Oil

Do not ingest the oil. An overdose may result in convulsions, vomiting, burning of the mouth and throat and or nausea. Initial symptoms manifest within one hour.
Pregnant and nursing women should avoid it.
Do not use in cases of Epilepsy and Asthma.
Do not apply on damaged skin.
It gets easily absorbed through the skin. Do not use high concentrations of this oil. Always use diluted form.
Avoid the use of this oil with Homeopathic medicines.
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Camphor essential oil is effective in vapour therapy.
It clears the lungs.
It dispels apathy and calms the nerves.
It overcomes depression.
It is effective against psychosomatic ailments.
It benefits the skin.

Fractional distillation of Camphor yields three types of oils. White, Yellow and Brown camphor oils. Only white camphor oil is good and should be used. Brown and Yellow camphor is toxic and carcinogenic. It contains safrole and should not be used for aromatherapy. Must not be used for massage either. The toxicity will permeate into the body transdermally.

All parts of the tree may be used to extract oil. However the tree should be at least 50 years old to yield good oil.

Insects, moths and flies hate it. Use it to your advantage.

Use in very small proportion in oils and creams against Inflammation, to reduce redness and to cure chapped hands.

Decongestant: Use as aroma. It is strong and penetrating. It relieves congestion of the bronchi, larynx, pharynx, nasal tracts and lungs. Use as a balm or cold rub.

In TCM :
Meridian associated are Lungs and Heart.

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Materia Medica for Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor Essential Oil General

Camphor oil is a Stimulant. It boosts the activity of the circulatory system. It optimizes the metabolism. It aids digestion, secretion and excretion. It therefore, treats Improper Circulation, Bad Digestion and dries unwanted secretions. It is generally listed under the heading of a Diaphoretic. But experience shows it is stronger and should be thought of as a Sudorific.:
Antiseptic. Used topically, it kills most bacteria and germs. Think of it as a Disinfectant, Insecticide, and Germicide. Put a few drops in a cup and keep in the room. Or, burn a piece of camphor oil soaked cloth and drive away insects and kill germs.
If you think your water is contaminated, use a few drops of Camphor and become safe. . A drop or two of camphor oil, mixed with a large quantity of food grains, keeps the grain insects free. Camphor oil in local applications cures skin diseases, bacterial and fungal infections. Soak yourself in a tub with a few drops of Camphor oil and free yourself of lice and or other small parasites of bugs that may have infested your body.
Decongestant: Picture this. Cold winter morning. You have taken a very hot water bath. You have to go out in to the cold. Fifteen minutes later you are down with congestion of the bronchi, larynx, pharynx, nasal tracts and or lungs. Matter very serious. Doctor declares you have 'a Viral' and vehemently orders an 'Antibiotic' course which must be continued for 5 days. Take a step back. Review !! In 15 Minutes you have been attacked by a virus ( which normally destroys itself in 14 days ) which is to be treated by a medicine that kills only bacteria, not a virus. Well. This picture sure did insult my intelligence. Your natural question now, to me is, 'What do I do'. My answer will be, 'Inhale Camphor oil vapor'. Add a few drops to a kettle of boiling water. Put a towel over your head, inhale. Go to sleep. Wake up cured.
Anesthetic : It is an effective local anesthesia. It causes numbness of the sensory nerves at the area of application.
Cure for Premature Ejaculation : Add a few drops to a carrier oil. Massage penis lightly every day for 15 days. Thereafter, massage once a week. Sure cure for Premature Ejaculation.
Nervous Pacifier: Camphor oil alleviates the intensity of Nervous Problems, Convulsions, Epileptic Attacks, Nervousness, and Chronic Anxiety.
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Camphor Oil for Premature Ejaculation

Take 100 Ml of any carrier oil. Sesame oil preferred. Add a few drops to the carrier oil. Massage penis lightly every day for 15 days. Thereafter, massage twice a week. Do not wipe off residue. The penis and the glans will become less sensitive and allow you to last longer. Sure cure for Premature Ejaculation. This is not an answer for Erectile Dysfunction or Loss of Libido.

Camphor Essential Oil ( Kaphur Ka Tel ) for Fever

Camphor Essential Oil ( Kaphur Ka Tel in India ) bears Antipyretic property. It lowers down the body temperature.
Add 3 to 4 drops of Camphor Essential Oil ( Kaphur Ka Tel in India ) in a bowl of boiling water. Breathe in the aroma for 5 to 10 minutes.
OR : Simply apply Camphor Essential Oil ( Kaphur Ka Tel in India ) on forehead with fingertips.

Camphor Essential Oil for Arthritis

Camphor Essential Oil has antiinflammatory and Analgesic properties. It is used to reduce Muscles pains and Joint Pains. Add a few chunks of Camphor into some lukewarm Olive Oil or some Mustard Oil. Massage the Joints with this oil. It will reduce the Joint Pains associated with Arthritis.

Camphor Essential Oil for Frozen Shoulder

Massage with Camphor Essential Oil on the shoulders. It will provide relief and reduces swelling of connective tissues in the shoulders.

Camphor Essential Oil for Poor Blood Circulation

Massage the Body With Camphor Essential Oil to improve the Blood Circulation.
This enhances the Body functions and Metabolic activities in the Body.

Camphor Essential Oil for Cold

Add three cups of hot water and two drops of Camphor Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Inhale its vapors and breathe deeply for 4 minutes. Repeat the process once a day.
It helps to clear the lungs, ease cough and promote relaxation.

Camphor Essential Oil for Blocked Nose

Camphor Essential Oil has Antiseptic and Antiinflammatory property that helps to clear congestion.
Diffuse Camphor Essential Oil in your home or where you spend most of the time.
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Herbal Treatment For Camphor Essential Oil For Chest Congestion

Camphor Essential oil is a good Herbal treatment to reduce Chest Congestion. Heat some Coconut Oil and add 3 to 4 pieces of Camphor into it. Make sure you off the Gas before the oil reaches its smoking point. Now apply this oil on Chest and Neck. It provides a sound Sleep and reduces Congestion associated with Cough and Cold.

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Mix Camphor Essential Oil with Coconut oil. Use the mixture for massage on the joints.

Herbal Treatment For Wheezing 1

This formula helps in removing the clogging from the respiratory Airways.
Add one table spoon of Camphor oil to Mustard Oil. Do gentle massage on the Chest.
Instead of Camphor oil, powder can also be used.
For best results apply this oil before going to bed.

Herbal Treatment For Coryza 1

Add a few drops of Camphor oil and Eucalyptus oil to boiling Water. Inhale the steam. It will help to get rid of Sneezing in Coryza opens the blogged respiratory tract.

Herbal Treatment For Pneumonitis 2

Take a bowl of hot water. Add 3-4 drops each of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil and Camphor Essential Oil in it. Stir well. Inhale the steam for 10-15 minutes. Repeat the process 2 times a day.
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27 Aug 2018
How to take for auto immune disease
Sadaqat ( Pk )
02 Oct 2018
Dear team, Can I use clove oil with camphor oil to reduce penis sensitivity.
Brandi ( United States/ Texas )
03 Oct 2019
How is this herb used in curing AIDS? What is herbal treatment?
04 Oct 2019
Dear Brandi We have replied to your query on the link below. Please check. https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Ganoderma-Cid1626
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
08 Apr 2020
“SUPER EFFECTIVE for autoimmune diseases” yet not a word on HOW TO USE for that purpose.
10 Apr 2020
As far my knowledge, it can be used in diffusers only. Hey Sorry Ingrid, Which Auto Immune disease are you inquiring for? Sometimes, differential diagnosis is used. Write back for discussion!`
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