Common Name: Karpoor
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Active Agents: Cineol, pinene, terpineol, menthol and thymol
Uses of Camphor
Revitalize Skin: Mix camphor powder with garden mint and apply.
Cold and Congestion: Take mustard or coconut oil and heat it along with a little camphor. When it is warm, rub it on the chest and back to get instant relief from chest congestion.
Dandruff: Mix it with coconut oil and apply.
Cramps and Muscle Pain: Heat mustard oil or coconut oil with camphor till it melts completely. Once lukewarm, it is can be massaged on the region to get relief from cramps.
Fungal Infection: Camphor can cure fungal infections which affect toe nails and skin. Add camphor to water and apply it to the infected region.
Scorpion Bite: Mix with vinegar and apply to the affected region.
Headache: Mix camphor and white sandalwood into a paste and apply on forehead to get relief.