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Camphor ( Kafoor )

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also known as
Camphor Laurel
Scientific Name: Cinnamomum Camphora

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Camphor, scientifically known as Cinnamomum Camphor, is a combustible, translucent white solid which has a piquant smell and sour taste, though some people quite like its menthol-like, nose tingling fragrance.

Ingredient Name :

Cinnamomum camphora T. Nees.

Arabic Name : Kaafoor, Qaafoor

Bengali Name : Karpur

Chinese Name : Zhangnao, Zang shu, Xiang zhang shu

English Name : Camphor

French Name : Camphre, Camphrier

German Name : Kampfer, Kampferbaum, Kampferlorbeer

Gujarati Name : Kapoor

Hindi Name : Kapur, Bhemseni Kafoor

Latin name : Cinnamomum camphora T. Nees.

Marathi Name : Kapur

Persian Name : Kafur, Kafoor

Sanskrit Name : Karpoor, Karpura, Chandraprabha, Himavaluka

Urdu Name : Kafoor

Recommended Dosage:

30 mg to 300 mg crystal powder.

Camphor is obtained from the bark of the tree Cinnamonun camphora. Only 50-years old trees produce a waxy substance which is used as camphor oil. The process of steam distillation is used to extract camphor oil from the stems of the tree. The camphor tree is said to be a native of Hiroshima, Japan. It is evergreen and now grows all over Asia, primarily in Indonesia. The Indonesian variety is named Dryobalanops camphora.

Camphor can be used in multiple ways. It is considered as an important ingredient in vapor rubs, balms and liniments as the oil is said to allay pain and reduce itching. It also helps in keeping cockroaches, moths and other insects at bay from our wardrobe. Camphor is used in religious ceremonies too. Besides, it is beneficial for the skin and hair.

Here are some skin, hair and health benefits of camphor:


  • Relieves Pain and Swelling. On the skin it acts as a counter irritant and is therefore used topically to relieve pain and swelling. …
  • Treatment of Nail Fungus. …
  • Used to Treat Eczema. …
  • Helps Induce Sleep. …
  • Treats Cold and Cough. …
  • Promotes Hair Growth. …
  • Home Remedy for Head Lice.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Chilblains
  • Common Cold
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fevers
  • Flu
  • Gout
  • Halitosis (Bad Breath)
  • Hysteria
  • Muscular Cramps
  • Nervousness
  • Neuralgia
  • Rheumatism
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains


The information is 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.
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