Camphor due to its medicinal value is in high demand. Due to increasing demand and less production, vendors, to make more profit, started making synthetic camphor, which is available in abundance in the market. Synthetic Camphor leads to severe health hazards.
Camphor commonly called patchai karpoor, Bhimseni kapoor, Cinnamomum camphora, etc. is well known for its medicinal properties. It is really made from a tree called Cinnamomum camphora. But for the past 100 years, there has been a heavy demand because of its medicinal properties.
We do not know whether we are buying real or synthetic ones.
Most of the camphor that is used in temples is synthetic. In Tamil Nādu temples, the usage of synthetic camphor has been prohibited because of its health hazards.
It can cause severe health disorders like cancer, lung irritation, and damage. Synthetic camphor is toxic and should not be consumed. It may prove fatal for young children consumed even in very small doses.
The pure form of camphor is used in food as well as medicines. Camphor is very aromatic and is used in many essential oils, inhalants, balms, creams, common colds, and ointments.
So, using only the real ones obtained from the tree is very important.
We at AMMAGENOMICS test camphor to find out if it’s natural or synthetic and help the public identify the real one.
Make sure it has also been OORJV verified so that you can have healthy camphor for your good health.
Make sure to test the herbs before you consume them!