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Camphor : Overview, Uses and Research

A Wonder Ingredient- Camphor

Camphor is scientifically known as Cinnamomum Camphor. It is also known as Karpura, Dryobalanops camphora, khapuiw, kafur and kapur Barus, which means “the chalk of Barus” amongst many others. In ancient times, Camphor used to be made by distilling the bark and wood of the camphor tree. But now, camphor is usually manufactured from turpentine oil. It is widely used in the therapeutic industry as a topical ointment or inhaler. It is also used in the plastic industry, pest repellent, preservative, and perfumes. 


Traditionally used of Camphor:


  • Camphor oil is an ingredient of many vaporub and decongestants. It helps to relieve throat congestion and cold, coryza.
  • It improves skin functioning and reduces skin rash.
  • Applied topically to relieve pain and swelling in joints and muscles.
  • Boosts the immune system and possesses natural anti-fungal properties.
  • Camphor oil is known to have a calming effect on the mind, thus helping to induce sleep.


Camphor as explained in Homeopathy:


Camphor has a direct relationship to muscles and fascia and used in musculoskeletal issues. It is used in congestion of nose or headaches. Camphor is also used as an antidote to many other homeopathic remedies.


Modern Research:

Various clinical studies have been conducted to identify the therapeutic benefits of the camphor.

Some of the studies conducted include:

  • About 50 case reports with symptoms, that were collected by an Iranian doctor working with diagnosed COVID-19 patients, in Iran; were sent to Dr.Shakaran (a renowned homeopathy doctor), who studies the symptoms and suggested Homeopathic remedy Camphora. The patients who were Camphora recovered much more quickly than expected from their exhaustion and collapse and, some were even able to return to work within the week.[1][2][3]
  • Studies suggest camphor possesses immune boosting properties against influenza virus.[4][5]
  • Research suggests that camphor helps to reduce congestion and improves respiratory function.[6]
  • Study suggests that camphor oil along with other oils can help to reduce knee pain and osteoarthritis.[7]
  • Camphor oil is traditionally used as a popular decongestant, rubefacient, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory agent. A human clinical study reported that camphor oil in concentrations of 100%, 75% and 50% apparently cured scabies within 5-10 days.[8]


Biogetica Products:

We’ve combined this natural extract in several of our protocols that help support the boost immune system, respiratory and joint function.

Browse through our Range of Natural Health Protocols that blend camphor with other potent, bioavailable and clinically renowned ingredients:

R6 Cold and Flu Formula

Optimal Kit With C115 VRT Formula

Dr. Khyati Dave

Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.

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