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Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor Essential Oil

$6.25

Parts Used

Wood

 

Botanical Name

Cinnamonum Camphora 

 

Extraction Method

Steam distillation

 

Note Classification

Middle

 

Aroma

Sharp, camphoraceous, woody undertone

 

Properties

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, diuretic, expectorant, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge, vulnerary

 

Benefits

Burns, colds, coughs, fever, infections, inflammation, insect repellent, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, oily skin conditions, rheumatism, shock, sprains.

 

Overview

Lumps of camphor wood have been worn around the neck to offer protection.

 

Blends Well With

Citrus oils, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, spice oils

 

Herbal Miscellany

Camphor oil can be found on the market under three different colors or fractions. Brown and yellow camphor are considered to be more toxic because they contain a higher percentage of safrol, and should not be used for therapeutic uses.

 

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid with homeopathics and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Avoid in cases of epilepsy.

General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

 

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This information was taken from and mountainroseherbs.com and organicfacts.net


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