The health benefits of camphor essential oil include its properties as a stimulant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, decongestant, anesthetic, sedative, and nervous pacifier.
It also acts as an antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and an insecticide.
It can be added to drinking water to disinfect it, particularly during the summer and in rainy seasons when there is a higher chance of water becoming infected.
An open bottle or container of camphor oil, or burning a piece of cloth soaked in camphor oil, drives away insects and kills germs.
The various components of camphor essential oil are alcohol, borneol, pinene, camphene, camphor, terpene, and safrole.Camphor oil, when consumed, boosts the libido by stimulating those portions of the brain which are responsible for sexual desires.When externally applied, it helps cure erectile problems by increasing blood circulation in the affected parts, since it is a powerful stimulant.It causes numbness of the sensory nerves in the area of application.It also reduces the severity of nervous disorders and convulsions, epileptic attacks, nervousness, and chronic anxiety.It proves to be very cooling and refreshing, particularly in the summer.Camphor oil can also be mixed with bathing water to have that extra sensation of coolness in the summer heat.It is a very efficient antispasmodic and gives immediate relief from spasms and cramps.It is also effective in curing extreme spasmodic cholera.This is yet another application of the sedative and soothing properties of this versatile oil.The cooling and penetrating effects of camphor oil make it an anti-inflammatory and sedative agent.