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Description

Camphor is a white, waxy, crystalline substance derived from the wood of the camphor tree. It has a strong, pungent odor and is used in many products, including cosmetics, medicines, and insect repellents. It is also used in religious ceremonies and as an ingredient in incense.

Camphor is known to have a variety of medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic effects. It is also used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and fungal infections.

Side effects of camphor include skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, and difficulty breathing. It can also cause liver damage if taken in large doses.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  Vicks VapoRub
  ▸  Tiger Balm
  ▸  Olbas Oil
  ▸  Campho-Phenique
  ▸  Mentholatum
  ▸  BenGay

Overdose effects of camphor include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and seizures. In severe cases, it can cause coma and death.

Synonyms
  • alcanfor
  • camphor
  • camphora
  • camphre droit
  • camphre du Japan
  • canfora
Classifications
  • analgesic
  • cardiac
  • cough suppressant
  • flavoring
  • moth repellent
  • plasticizer
  • topical

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