What is camphor? What are its uses?
Camphor is a compound prepared by distilling the wood and bark of the tree of camphor. Camphor has varieties of therapeutic uses.
Make a baby vaporub with Camphor and Coconut oil
Boil little coconut oil and put a small piece of camphor in it. Camphor will get dissolved in the hot oil. Allow the mixture to cool. Rub this on the chest and back of infant. This is a good remedy for infant cold. When camphor gets dissolved in the oil, it gives the smell of a vaporub. This is also very mild. You can generously apply this on infant chest and back. This is a very effective decongestant for children.
Camphor as a remedy for skin infection in animals
Buffalos and cows get skin infection. Camphor is useful in treating such infections. Powder camphor and put it in a small amount of coconut oil. This mixture can be applied to the infected part. This would make the infection get cured.
Camphor for muscle pain and joint pain
Boil camphor with coconut oil and sub this on joints and muscles. This is a kind of home made ointment that would reduce muscle pain and joint pain
Camphor for insect bites in humans and animals
Camphor when boiled with coconut oil can heal skin problems related to insect bites. Apply this oil on the spot of insect bit. The itching and pain would be relieved.
Camphor with coconut oil (in the case of animals do not boil camphor in coconut oil, rather powder camphor and put it in small amount of coconut oil)
Camphor repels insects
Camphor can effectively repel insects. Therefore it is highly useful for animals. As animals get skin infections, bees and other insects sit upon the wounds, making the wound worse and spreading the disease. Applying camphor with coconut oil would save animals from insects. You might have seen cows warding off bees with their tail as insects its upon their wounds. Cows and other cattle frequently get sores due to fungal infections. Camphor coconut oil mix is a great remedy for this problem.
Camphor as a room freshener
Burn a little amount of camphor if there is a bad odour in your room. Fumes from Camphor can expel the bad smell from your room. Camphor is therefore an effective room freshener.