Working with Camphor
Camphor oil is used externally in moderate amounts for bronchitis, eczema, and as a steam inhalant for colds and lung congestion. It is a common ingredient in balms, ointments, and lotions. Camphor is also indicated for muscle pain, chills, fainting (use as a smelling salt), and sunstroke. Internally, camphor is used in Ayurveda, the ancient East Indian system of healing, and Traditional Chinese Medicine to strengthen and activate the nervous system and stimulate digestion. However, internal doses over 2 grams have caused convulsions, delirium, hallucinations, and death.
Camphor has a taste of SPICY, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Camphor
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