Camphor, or cinnamomum camphora, is extracted from the Camphor tree, a close relative of cinnamon. Long considered a very sacred plant with healing powers, the Camphor tree has been revered in many cultures through India and Asia.
Spiritually, camphor is very healing. It can give you a sense of liberation from your obligations. Camphor can also uplift the mood, especially to a higher, more spiritual vibration.
Camphor is especially useful for dispelling negativity, fear and cowardice. Associated with the warrior angels, Camphor can banish timidity and fearfulness. Camphor is useful when going into stressful situations or conflicts. Use when going into battle—whether it’s a physical fight or another kind of challenge competing against others.
Camphor is classically used for spiritual cleansing and purification. If intrusive energies or harmful entities are attaching to you, Camphor can eliminate such forces from your life and cleanse your aura.
These qualities combine to make Camphor very useful for protection as well. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation or in the midst of perilous travels, a few drops of Camphor oil on your clothes can create a protective shield around you.
Camphor is also helpful when practicing divination. Just place 3-5 drops in an oil burner in the same room that you are working in; the scent will activate your inner psychic abilities and establish a connection with higher intelligence.
Camphor can be used to purify objects and tools as well, especially for items and power objects that are used in ritual magic. A few drops of Camphor oil on a power object can imbue with a protective and purifying capability.
Camphor can also help purify and cleanse new spaces like homes, apartments or offices. Burn some Camphor oil in an oil burner in your new space in order to rid it of old, stagnant or harmful energies that may be lingering from the previous tenant.
As alternative medicine, Camphor is especially useful for fighting colds and flu. Putting 8-10 drops in a bath can do wonders for the sinuses. A few drops massaged into the chest and upper back can also treat congestion problems. The cool, pungent aroma of Camphor can instantly clear the sinuses. Camphor is also useful for treating aches and pains in the muscles and joints. Camphor is also used topically to treat sunburns, insect bites, or itchy skin.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, you should avoid camphor at all costs as it will make your symptoms worse. Avoid during pregnancy and do not use on children or the elderly.