Camphor essential oil is tri-dosha balancing. It has a cold potency along with a bitter-sweet taste. It’s extracted through steam distillation from the camphor tree and is mostly used as alternative medicine. Both yellow and brown camphor oils are said to be toxic. However, it is the white camphor oil that’s used for therapeutic as well as medicinal purposes. The oil has several health benefits and here are those…
Camphor Oil Benefits
1. It’s Beneficial In Nasal Congestion.
Having a strong aroma, camphor essential oil decongests the nasal tract. It helps get rid of the thick mucus and eases the respiratory processes.
2. It Relieves Pain.
The main ingredient camphor benefits as an analgesic. It can effectively reduce arthritis as well as gout pain.
3. It Relaxes The Nervous System.
Camphor uses its sedative, antidepressant as well as stimulating properties to relax your brain cells and ease the nervous system. However, excess usage isn’t recommended since it can get addictive. Just 2 drops in your bathing water will help calm anxieties and improve your mood. It’s especially useful in lowering epileptic attacks, convulsions, and nervousness.
4. It’s Helpful In Skin Problems.
Camphor benefits as an anti-inflammatory agent to reduce several kinds of skin disorders. Also, being antifungal as well as anti-bacterial in nature, the oil prevents infections, itching, irritation, tingling sensation, burning scars, and other inflammations.
5. It Treats Nail Fungus.
Camphor essential oil when mixed with tea tree oil and oregano oil can be applied to the nails 3-5 times daily to get rid of the fungus. Here are some more remedies for toenail fungus.
6. It Relieves Spasms.
Mix it with a few drops of castor oil and apply to the abdominal area. Being antispasmodic in nature, it effectively relieves cramps and spasm.
7. Boosts Libido.
Acting as an aphrodisiac, camphor essential oil boosts your sexual desires. It promotes blood circulation towards the affected areas and boosts libido.
8. It Maintains Digestive Health.
The oil of camphor benefits in relieving excessive gas. It promotes the secretion of gastric juices and in turn maintains the overall health.
Camphor oil must always be used with a base and just 1-3ml of it is enough. Camphor and coconut oil is a usually preferred combination. Do not rub pure camphor oil directly onto the skin – it can be harmful.
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