Camphor Essential Oil




The essential oil of camphor is obtained during the process of extraction of camphor tree scientific name Cinnamonum Camphora, from which the common camphor is obtained. Botanically, camphor is known as Cinnamomum camphora (or Lauraus camphora) and is a member of Lauraceae family. White camphor oil is extensively used by the people. It has clear, sweet and fresh fragrance.


Uses & Benefits:



    • Camphor oil is an effective stimulant, which boosts the activity of the circulatory system, metabolism, digestion, secretion and excretion.


    • It helps in treating problems and ailments associated with improper circulation, digestion, sluggish or overactive metabolic rates, obstructed secretions, and a wide variety of other less common conditions.


    • Camphor oil is full of therapeutic properties.It is an analgesic, anti- depressant, anti- septic, carminative, febrifuge,diuretic, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge and laxative, hypertensive,insecticide, vulnerary and anti- inflammatory.


    • Camphor oil is used to cure arthritis,inflammation, sprains, bronchitis, muscular pains and aches. It is also used inthe treatment of common cold, whooping coughs, fever, flu and certain infectious diseases.


    • Oil of Camphor has great effect on the treatment of lungs, boosts circulation of the blood, helps in the calming nervous diseases and is also used to treat convalescence.


    • It helps in the fighting of skin inflammatory conditions and is also useful entreating chapped skins and burns.





Camphor Essential Oil Specification:


Botanical Name:  Cinnamonum Camphora


Common name:   Camphorwood or camphor laurel


Origin:   India


Mode of Extraction:  Steam distilled


Parts Used:   Wood


Note Classification:   Top


Appearance:   Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid


Organoleptic Properties:   Clear, sweet, fresh camphorous odor


Refractive Index at 20 °C:  1.472 – 1.479


Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   0.950 – 0.958


Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils


Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.


Blends With: Basil, Cajeput, Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa, and Rosemary


Constituents: Ketones, Safrole, Phenolic Ethers, Borneol, Terpene Alcohol and Pinene etc.



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