Camphor oil



The evergreen camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) is a species of plant in the family of the laurel family (Lauraceae) and closely related to the cinnamon tree. It is native to the subtropical coastal areas of East Asia, but is now used, among other things, also cultivated in India, Sri Lanka and the Mediterranean region. It can grow up to 30 meters tall and produces white to yellowish-green flowers in May. The colorless camphor oil is obtained by distillation from the wood and bark of camphor trees that are at least 40-50 years old, as these are considered to be particularly productive. The valuable oil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.



In addition to camphor, the natural camphor oil also contains numerous other essential oils such as Terpinolene, eugenol, geraniol and cineole. The oil is said to have a calming effect, which is said to help reduce stress. When used internally, it helps with coughs and respiratory problems as it has expectorant and antibacterial properties. However, it is mainly used externally in the form of ointments because, among other things, it has an anti-inflammatory, blood circulation and pain-relieving effect and can help with swelling, bruises, muscle pain, sprains and strains. The highly effective camphor oil is an indispensable ingredient in our sports gel.



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Carvalho, M. F. N., Leite, S., Costa, J. P., Galvão, A. M. & Leitão, J. H. (2019) . Ag(I) camphor complexes: antimicrobial activity by design. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry199, 110791.

Silva-Filho, S., de Souza Silva-Comar, F., Wiirzler , L., do Pinho, R., Grespan, R., Bersani-Amado, C. & Cuman, R. (2015). Effect of Camphor on the Behavior of Leukocytes In vitro and In vivo in Acute Inflammatory Response. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 13(12), 2031.

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