Camphor is a white crystalline powder with a pungent odor and a cooling effect. The essential oil is extracted from cracks and cracks in the wood of 50-60 year old camphor trees, which are native to East Asia and East Africa.
The cooling effect and the special areas of application make camphor popular with active athletes. It is worth knowing that camphor unfolds its healing powers not only externally, but also internally.
When applied externally, camphor is mainly used for rubbing. Popular areas of application are, for example, muscle and joint pain, rheumatic complaints or as a remedy for sore muscles. The essential oil in a mixture with menthol is also said to have a great effect on sensitivity to weather and headaches, as with the wood chopper rubbing alcohol.
Camphor is not suitable for direct ingestion, but it is contained in many products such as mouth rinses or sauna oils. Camphor can have analgesic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects in the mouth and throat area. Released in the sauna area, the essential oil can strengthen the circulation and relax the bronchi.