Terpenes A Closer Look At Camphor

Terpenes A Closer Look At Camphor

Terpenes A Closer Look At Camphor is part of the discussion of the roll that terpenes play in cannabis.

Camphor is a terpene found in the camphor laurel tree, rosemary, basil, mint, raspberries, apricots, sage, ginger and some types of cannabis.

The aroma is woody and minty.

Benefits of Camphor

Camphor can assist in the maintenance of healthy respiratory function. The main ingredient in decongestant rubs like Vicks, Camphor can easily absorb through the skin. It works well as an expectorant, relieves congestion and can help improve breathing.

When applied, it produces a cool sensation on the skin. It was discovered that it acts as a stimulant and boosts circulation. Also discover was how Camphor acts as a stimulant.  It is said to boost sex drive naturally.

With antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties it can be beneficial in the treatment of skin infections and irritations. Camphor also has been found to have the ability to stop the spread of the virus that causes herpes.

It presents disinfecting abilities due to the antimicrobial properties and was used in the past to disinfect water.

Use In Chinese Medicine

For many years Tiger Balm was used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of muscle and joint pain. The Camphor interacts with sensory area of the brain when used topically. This numbs the area and acts as a pain reliver.

Like many terpenes, it is a powerful anti inflammatory that targets inflammation in joints and tissues.

Cannabis flower with Camphor when smoked, may give the consumer an uplifted feeling and can hep with focus,

The strong aroma of Camphor makes it an effective natural insect repellant as well as an insecticide.

Other Places You Can Find Camphor

Camphor can be found in many foods, naturally or as an added flavouring.

It is also used in the perfume and beauty industry.

Vaporizing Camphor

As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods and Understanding Terpenes post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.

Vaporize Camphor @ 408

Cannabis that contains Camphor:

  • Durban Poison
  • White Flower
  • Mendocino Purps
  • Blue Dream
  • Bubba Kush
  • Strawberry Cough

Quick Summary:

  • vaporize Camphor @ 408
  • found in camphor laurel trees, rosemary, apricots, ginger, sage, basil, mint, raspberries, cannabis
  • aroma is woody and minty
  • local anesthetic
  • antimicrobial
  • antifungal
  • antiviral
  • antibacterial
  • anti cancer
  • analgesic
  • expectorant
  • stress reliver
  • anti anxiety
  • anti inflammatory
  • insect repellant
  • boosts energy
  • boosts alertness
  • immune boosting
  • improves circulation
  • stimulates metabolism

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