At a time when Malaria and Dengue are on a steep rise and most of the mosquito repellents available in the market could not effectively put away mosquitoes from homes we should try out Camphor.
We can definitely have a better and healthy environment with the use of camphor.
Camphor or Kapur or Korpur is a waxy, white or transparent substance extracted from the wood of the Camphor Laurel tree found in Asia. Camphor has many known medicinal uses-
It relieves nasal congestion and cough when rubbed on the chest as an oil. Camphor is used as an ingredient in throat lozenges and cough syrups and in Vicks. Camphor is also used in some anti-itching ointments, creams and cooling gels because it gets absorbed through skin and is effective at treating pain locally. Camphor is known to improve the quality of air making it a better for our lungs and heart.
Many people are not aware of the Mosquito repellent power of Camphor – a simple solution without side effects and very cost effective. CAMPHOR IS A NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENT With effects round the clock! There are three easier ways to do it –
1.Put 2 tablets of commercially available camphor on any warm surface (heating coin of mosquito repellant mats). Plug it for an hour and see the results! You can do it twice a day- morning and in the night as well!
2.Place 2 tablets of camphor on different corners of the room or at places where mosquitoes seem to love to stay! Leave them there and they will evaporate in a day or so keeping the air purer and mosquito free.
3.Take a wide opened cup or plate with water. Drop 2 tablets of Camphor into the water. Keep the cup with water and camphor in your sleeping room. The quantity of water and camphor may differ from room size. Water evaporate at normal temperature. Camphor slowly started dissolving in water. The water evaporates with Camphor smell. Adding little bit hot water gives instant action.