White Camphor Essential Oil

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General Herb Information

Ancient medicine gave this plant a great reputation as vulnerary, aperitif, cephalic, sudorific, and emmenagogue. It has been tried for dropsy and asthma and for the latter, it was recommended, to add to the infusion a few drops of essence of viper and laudanum: it is hardly worth pointing out that the virtue of this supportive lay in the laudanum. Camphor is rarely used today in medicine and where it is, it is infused in white wine or water like tea, sweetened with honey or syrup.

The camphor tree is a large evergreen native to Japan and Taiwan. It's the source of a volatile crystalline substance, also called camphor, which is distilled from the wood of the tree. Camphor gives mainstream preparations their characteristic strong smell.

Potential Health Benefits

Used internally, camphor clears mucous from the upper respiratory tract. Inhaled in a steam preparation, it opens clogged nasal passages and eases bronchial coughs. Rubbed on the skin, it stimulates local circulation.

Scientific Evidence

Commission E offers little hard information on how camphor works, but it gives an unambiguous endorsement for both internal and external use to ease the symptoms of coughs and colds, based on good results from long-time use of the herb in German medicine.

Camphor oil is extracted from the gum resin of the leaves and contains a dextrorotatory ketone (d-camphora), a volatile oil, and other substances. The herb also known as gum camphor or laurel camphor is typically used externally. Its stimulant, rubefacient, diaphoretic, anti-septic, analgesic, and antiseptic properties make it an effective liniment for upper respiratory tract congestion, chilblains, and muscular aches and pains.

Camphor is primarily an oil created by dissolving the crystals in olive oil or some other neutral oil. It is then rubbed over the lung area for acute and chronic lung and bronchial affections, directly applied to the feet or hands to treat chilblains, used on cold sores and as a liniment for the support of muscular aches and pains. Since it is toxic and potentially fatal, only small doses should be taken internally. As such it is used for colds, diarrhea and other similar complaints. Toxic symptoms include vomiting, convulsions, palpitations.



General Herb Information
*Note: Bianca Rosa Camphor Pure Essential Oil is not to be taken internally.

Camphor Tree
Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl.

Family: Lauraceae.

Other Names: Camphrier du Japon (French); Kampferbaum (German); camfora (Italian); alcanfor (Spanish).

Description: This very large tree of more than 50 m in height has a massive trunk and spreading crown. The characteristic leaves are glossy green, with three main veins arising from near the base and a strong camphor smell when crushed.

Origin: Japan, Taiwan and China. It is an ornamental tree in most parts of the world. Commercial production in Japan and Taiwan.

Parts Used: Timber is distilled to give an essential oil. Further fractionation gives a camphor fraction, known as camphor or gum camphor and a white, cineol-rich oil which is used medicinally (Cinnamoni camphorae aetheroleum; = Oleum camphorae).

Therapeutic Category: Circulatory and respiratory stimulant (internal); counter-irritant (topical).

Uses and Properties: Traditional uses of camphor are varied, but relate mainly to colds, fever, pneumonia, inflammation and diarrhoea. Externally the oil is specifically used to treat rheumatic of the muscles; internally for circulatory disorders. It is used both internally and externally against inflammation and congestion of the respiratory tract.

Active Ingredients: The biological activity is linked to natural camphor (d-camphor). Commercial gum camphor should contain at least 50% camphor. The white oil fraction contains cineol as main component, and also borneol, carvacrol, eugenol and limonene.

Pharmacological Effects: Camphor and the essential oil have definite antiseptic, spasmolytic (e.g. in bronchia), counter-irritant, carminative, circulatory stimulant and analeptic properties. The pleasant, cooling sensation in the nose and lungs is due to stimulation of the cold receptors in the mucous membranes and not to any direct decongestant effect.

Status: Pharm.; Comm. E+.

Preparation and Dosage: Semisolid preparations intended for external application (nasal ointments, inhalant solutions and chest rubs) should contain 10 - 20% camphor, while camphor spirits should contain 1 - 10%. For internal use, an average daily dose of 30 - 300 mg is proposed by the German Commission E.

*Note: Bianca Rosa White Camphor Pure Essential Oil is not intended for internal usage.

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora

Extraction Method: steam

Plant: wood

Origin: China
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