Latin Name : Cinnamomum camphora
Camphor is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies.
Camphor (oral) suggested uses include as an expectorant, anti-flatulent (anti-gas), and for treatment of respiratory tract infections.
Camphor (topical) is used for treating pain, warts, cold sores, hemorrhoids, osteoarthritis, anti-itch, to increase local blood flow, and as a counterirritant.
Camphor is also topical analgesic and anesthetic used to relieve pain.
Camphor is approved to treat itching.
Symptom relief of osteoarthritis can happen when camphor is applied topically.