10 Unknown Uses of Camphor (Kapoor) for Hair and Skin


Every household has camphor is its inventory. Even if you don’t, it is easily available at any nearby general store. It is cheap in price but its uses are still less-explored. Apart from the ritual purposes, it is used for many health and beauty benefits as well. Ayurveda has attested the use of Camphor for several benefits. You can control many health and beauty issues by using Camphor. Let’s unveil some unknown uses of Camphor…

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1. Camphor for Stomach Pain
If you’re going through sudden stomach cramps, then do this remedy at home. Take one glass of water and boil it. Add 1 teaspoon of carom seeds (Ajwain) while boiling. When the water is reduced to half its volume, then turn off the heat. Add a pinch of camphor powder. Drink the water. You will get relief in just a few minutes.

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2. Camphor for Muscle Cramps
If you suffer from muscle cramps often, then massage your affect region with some camphor oil. You can mix the camphor oil in some coconut oil and then massage it on your affected area. You will get immediate relief.

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3. Camphor for Itching
Camphor is very effective in soothing itching or rashes on the skin. dissolve some camphor in coconut oil. Massage it on your irritated skin. It will soothe the irritation in no time.

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4. Camphor for Burns
Camphor relieves the burns and helps in reducing the burn marks as well. Apply few drops of camphor oil on your burnt skin. It will reduce the burning sensation and reduce the risk of infections.

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5. Camphor for Immunity
Camphor fumes disinfect the surrounding air. This is the reason why people are advised to keep some camphor in their handkerchief when there’s a swine flu outbreak. It kills the bacteria in the surrounding and purifies the air we breathe in. This reduces the chances of air-borne diseases.

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6. Camphor for Healthy Hair
Mix some camphor in coconut oil. Heat the oil till lukewarm and massage it into your scalp. Wash your hair after an hour. It will keep dandruff and fungal infections at bay. It also strengthens the hair roots and prevents hairfall.

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7. Camphor for Acne Marks
Acne leaves behind the stubborn acne marks. They are sometimes the matter of embarrassment for the people who suffer from acne. Mix some camphor in coconut oil. Apply it on your acne marks regularly before going to bed. It will diminish your acne marks with regular application.

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8. Camphor for Cracked Heels
Add some camphor and salt to the hot water. Soak your feet in the water for few minutes. Scrub your heels using a foot filer. Apply a hydrating moisturizer. Doing this daily will beautify your heels and reduce the problem of cracked heels.

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9. Camphor for Stress
Mix some camphor in olive oil. Massage this oil into your scalp. It will reduce the stress and improve blood circulation. It is also good for your hair’s health.

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10. Camphor for Tooth Ache
If you’re suffering from a mild toothache, then apply some camphor powder on the problem area. It will reduce the pain in few minutes.

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