Camphor

Camphor is a transparent, waxy, combustible terpene.

Its intense aroma is responsible for the minty flavor in cannabis.

Camphor is a natural expectorant and can be used as a natural remedy, particularly for a cold or cough.

Camphor is primarily acknowledged for its strong scent. However, its powerful anesthetic and antimicrobial properties do make it highly recognized for medicinal purposes.

It is broadly used in products like vapor rubs to get rid of chest congestion and serves as a stimulant.

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About Camphor

Camphor (Cinamomum camphora) is a terpene wisely used in lotions, creams, and ointments. Camphor oil is extracted from the camphor trees, and this oil undergoes steam distillation (a common way to remove aromatic compounds). The unique aspect of camphor is that it easily gets  absorbed by the skin. Thus, making it a precious compound to relieve pain, irritation, and itching. Camphor’s anti-inflammatory properties are also helpful in reducing chest congestion and other inflammatory conditions.


At present, camphor is made from turpentine. Even though it has a promising remedial effect, high doses of camphor can cause side effects. It can be toxic if taken orally or applied topically to the skin.

Plants Containing Camphor

Kapur tree

Rosemary leaves

Camphorweed, and

basil

Strains High in Fenchol

Bubba Kush

Strawberry Cough

Blue Dream

Romulan

Island Sweet Skunk

and Trainwreck.

Medical Research on Camphor

Camphor Terpenes is already used in numerous healthcare products, holistic medicine, and fragrances. They provide a multitude of mood-enhancing effects and overall remedial benefits. They are antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial like most terpenes. Camphor terpenes, however, go one step further and reduce the spread of herpes.

Camphor is most potent when combined with other terpenes. This terpene has been around since ancient China, and back then it was a popular compound to alleviate joint pains and muscle aches. Camphor works in a different way than you might expect. Camphor can be applied topically to the skin and causes pain relief and a mild numbing effect. This interaction with sensory receptors impedes pleasure receptors and can increase your sex drive

Camphor works best when absorbed through the skin. One experiences a mild numbing, cooling effect. Thus, making it an ideal choice to enrich anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.

Camphor can soothe skin irritations caused by bug bites or rashes. It increases collagen production in the skin and helps make skin smoother and more youthful.

In a lab study, it was concluded that Camphor could help reduce UV-related wrinkle damage in mice.