Benefits of Edible Camphor

All Indian houses have Kapur in there pooja spaces and we find inevitably in our houses at some or the other time

It is a white crystalline substance with a strong smell. The camphor is generally comes in two types, one is edible and other is non-edible. The ayurvedic uses the edible camphor in all the medicine. So the edible camphor or Kapur is green, also known as Pacchha kapuram.

Camphor is plant based; both the type of camphor is beneficial, the non-edible one is a natural insecticide and helps to kill germs and purifies the air whereas the edible one is used as a medicine by Ayurvedic practitioner. 

Now let us understand the benefits of the camphor in detail:

Cold and Cough

According to Ayurveda, cold and cough is the caused by indigestion. Poor diet and incomplete toxic release leads to toxic in the body and thereby forming mucus in the lungs. Edible camphor reduces the Ama or the toxic formed in the lungs by throwing it out. Take small amount along with the jaggery to get relief in the cough.

Skin and Hair infection

Camphor has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and prevents the bacterial growth and helps in maintaining the texture. Mix camphor with mustard oil or coconut oil for dandruff, itchy scalp and lice infestation.


The major reason for indigestion is Agnimandya i.e weak digestive fire. It is advisable to consume camphor for easy digestion, but overdoses may lead to indigestion, nausea and vomiting.


Ayurveda entails diet and lifestyle as one of the major causes of obesity. The imbalance leads to accumulation of Ama and imbalances of doshas thereby causing weight gain . Edible camphor improves the digestive secretions and reduces toxins  and helps in removal of excess fats.

Mouth ulcer

The prime reason for the ulcers is Pitta Dosha and edible camphor helps in managing the Pitta doshas and balances the doshas. Also helps in reducing the burning sensation and sore healing.

Some ways or methods to use Camphor are 

  • Mix with Jaggery or add mishri to the camphor powder for oral consumption, twice a day with meal.
  • Mix it with coconut oil and massage well on the chest or back or you may take inhalation through vaporization.
  • Mix it with mustard oil for relieving the pain of osteoarthritis
  • Camphor helps in reducing swelling, burning sensation and pain in piles. It escalated the healing process by its Ropan property.
  • Take 1 pinch of camphor powder and mix with sesame oil, apply on the skin to get relief from the arthritic pain.


Camphor is of 2 types majorly, but both are not edible and needs to be used and consumed after having proper knowledge about the consumable. Also, the consumption should be advisable by the professional as the quantity and technique is important for the noticeable results.

At Ayurzon, we keep the edible camphor and advise the use and consumption after taking proper advice from the doctor. The camphor so sold is manufactured and packed with the utmost precision for quality assurance. So,start taking this wonderful herb for the benefits and let us know the reviews.

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