According to WebMD, camphor is used for medicinal purposes including relief from coughing, skin irritation and pain from insect bites and minor burns. Camphor should not be used on broken skin or ingested. Usage for camphor products varies, so read labels carefully.Continue Reading
Camphor relieves coughing when applied to the chest and can be found in Vicks VapoRub and BENGAY. It is also a topical treatment for toenail fungal infections, warts and cold sores. Other known uses include treating respiratory and heart disease symptoms. Since the 1980s, camphorated oil is no longer available for purchase in the United States because of safety concerns due to its high percentage of camphor; however, it is available on the Canadian market. Camphor is manufactured from turpentine oil; camphor-related products should not be heated on a stove or in a microwave because the product can be explosive, according to WebMD.
Camphor is a waxy solid and white in color; it has a pungent odor. According to Reference.com, camphor is also used as a moth repellent, for embalming purposes and for fireworks. At one time, camphor was derived from camphor trees in China, Japan and Taiwan, but camphor's low availability and high demand required an alternate source of turpentine oil.Learn more about Botany
Someone who eats automatic dishwasher soap may experience pain or burning in the throat or nasal passages, loss of vision, swollen throat, low blood pressure, breathing difficulties, skin irritations, abdominal pain, vomiting and burns in the esophagus, according to Healthline. Seek emergency medical help immediately if dishwasher soap is ingested.Full Answer >
Healthline suggests treating mild second-degree burns by running the skin under cool water for 15 minutes or longer, applying antibiotic cream to the burn and taking an over-the-counter medication, like ibuprofen, to ease the pain. Medical attention is needed for severe burns or burns that affect a widespread area of the hands, feet, face, buttocks, groin or a major joint.Full Answer >
Some uses of white ash leaf include its use as a topical medicinal remedy for insect bites, relief for fevers and stomach illness, and a preventative measure for snakebites. White ash leaf was traditionally used by Native Americans but is still used by some Europeans today.Full Answer >
Witch hazel is used topically to remedy minor skin ailments, such as sunburn, acne, burns, insect bites and varicose veins and has been used to treat fever. Witch hazel also has an astringent and toner affect on the skin due to the tannins it contains, and some also find it to be a useful sunscreen. Some use witch hazel internally for diarrhea, colds and cancer, which may be risky.Full Answer >