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Camphor Discovery - Could it Help?

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Have you found any positive news stories yet? Well, the other day I said I had something to share. I’ve come across a discovery which I’m eagerly sharing with you.

[personal disclaimer : Of course you don’t need to believe me at all and I would encourage you to do your own research too 😊. And there’s a chance you know this already so here’s a reminder.]

Whilst chatting about generations of Indian practices (coz we have time on our hands right now) I came across something called Camphor, known as Kapur in India.

Apparently, the white waxy solid which is found in the wood of an evergreen tree is added to fires in India to help purify the air.

Among various other uses, Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) is known to relieve chest congestion and inflammatory conditions and also improve respiratory function.

I came to know in a useful blog that it is the scent of Camphor Essential Oil that can offer relief to a congested respiratory system, clearing the lungs and addressing symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia. My eyes lit up!

Therefore, some people have been putting a few drops in hot water and inhaling the vapour like you would do with Vicks. I added a few drops of eucalyptus oil with it as I like that fragrance. Believe it or not, Vicks VapoRub contains some Camphor!

So, if you like you can put a few drops in a candle, or add a few drops to water in an oil burner or diffuser.

I found these particular brands/companies are able to ship it quickly and it can arrive in a few days from Amazon.

At the same time you could order other essential oils for your oil burner to mix fragrances you prefer. Whatever your preference….. eucalyptus, lavender and geranium are my favourite.

Prevention is better than cure. Find methods to keep your airways clear.

Personal disclaimer again : You don’t need to believe any of the above. You may totally ignore me :)


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