The health benefits of Camphor Essential Oil include properties such as: anti-septic, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant.
Essential Oil of Camphor is obtained during the process of extraction from two types of Camphor trees. The first is the common Camphor tree, bearing the scientific name Cinnamonum Camphora, from which common camphor is gathered. The second is the Borneo Camphor, scientifically known as Dryobalanops Camphora. The camphor oil obtained from both have similar properties, but differ slightly in aroma and in the concentration of various compounds found in them.
The various components of Camphor Oil are: Borneol, Pinene, Camphene, Camphor, Terpene and Safrol. Camphor Oil, apart from having a cool, penetrating feel has many medicinal properties too, which are listed below:
Camphor Oil is an excellent disinfectant and anti-microbial agent. Camphor is used in many Asian medical preparations and ointments used to treat bacterial and fungal infections on the skin. Mixed in bathing water, camphor disinfects the whole body externally.
Anti-Inflammatory & Sedative:
The cooling and penetrating effects of Camphor Oil make it a useful anti-inflammatory and sedative agent. It is very helpful in soothing many types of skin inflammation. Camphor proves to be very cooling and refreshing to the skin while also providing anti-bacterial benefits.
Being a detoxifier and stimulant for the circulatory system, Camphor helps increase blood circulation and improve the overall health of the skin. It is also an anti-phlogistic, that is, it reduces swelling in various body parts - another beneficial effect of proper blood circulation.