Sanskrit name: Karpoor, Ghansara
Botanical name: Cinnamomum camphora
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter, Sweet
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances pitta and vata, aggravates kapha
Camphor has a strong odor and a pungent taste and is widely known and used in day to day life. Essential oil extracted from camphor tree have many therapeutic benefits. Camphor oil is a very effective stimulant and helps to boost the circulatory system, digestion, metabolism, and bowel movements. The oil is a good disinfectant, antiseptic, and germicidal properties. It is carminative in nature. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an aphrodisiac.
Camphor Oil can harm seriously if ingested in excess. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.