Benefits Of Camphor – Healing Herbs
The truly good will drink from a cup mixed with the coolness of camphor, a spring from which Allah’s servants will drink, making it gush forth at will abundantly. (Holy Quran, Surah Al-Insan (Man) or Al-Dahr (The Time) , Surah # 76: Ayah # 5-6)
Skin problems: Take a piece of edible camphor and mix it with little amount of water. Wash the effected area with camphor rinse. You will find the itching gradually reducing.But make sure not to use the camphor on open wounds and cuts.
Pregnant Women: Mustard oil or coconut oil is heated with synthetic camphor till it is fully melted. Once it cools down to lukewarm temperature, it can be massaged on the legs.
Ants: Dissolve a little edible camphor in some water and sprinkle over the area and see the ants vanish immediately.
Bed Bugs: If you have bed bugs, wash the sheets and sun dry the mattress. Then take a large chunk of camphor and put it in a muslin bag and keep it between the mattress, this will drive away any left over bed bugs and prevent further attacks too.
Acne & Acne Scars: Massaging the skin with few drops of good quality camphor essential oil along with any one oil i-e extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, wheat germ oil, etc will treat acne and acne scars very effectively. Never use the camphor essential oil directly on the skin.
Chest Congestion: Take mustard or coconut oil and heat it along with little synthetic camphor. When it is warm, rub it on the chest and back to get good relief from chest congestion.
Hair loss & Dandruff: Add it to hair oil massage it well to stimulates blood flow and promote hair growth. However use this as a pre shampoo treatment as the smell of camphor will be very strong if used as a leave in massage oil. This treatment also treats dandruff.
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