Camphor also famous as ‘kapur’ in Hindi. It is one of the major ingredients in Hindu worship. It may be showing backwardness or superstitious mindset. But it’s not so.

Lighting camphor in prayers has its own benefits which accompany scientific reason too. In Hindu worship, there is major importance of camphor. 

The usage of camphor in Hindu worship is practised since from ages. It is widely used in hawan, aarti and in all forms of Hindu worship. According to traditional beliefs, with the use of camphor in worship, gods and goddesses gets happy and agree on the worship even.


It also destroys all kinds of evil energies and enhances the flow of positivity in the place. Camphor even makes your surroundings perfumed and filled with energy.

Camphor or ‘kapur’ in Hindi, is commonly used in Indian households. It is of two types – the edible camphor and the synthetically made camphor. Whether for religious ceremonies, as a room freshener, or in the form of essential oil, the strong fragrance of camphor is loaded with healing properties, while also being known for spreading positivity.


Health benefits of Camphor-

  • Camphor for skin problems:

If you suffer from itching and rashes, do this simple home remedy. Take a piece of edible camphor and mix it with a little amount of water. Wash the affected area with this homemade camphor rinse. You will find the itching gradually reducing. But make sure not to use the camphor on open wounds and cuts.


  • Camphor for cold in children:

This home remedy for treating chest congestion is very popular in India and it is very effective. To make the remedy, take mustard or coconut oil and heat it along with little synthetic camphor. When it is warm, rub it on the child’s chest and back to get good relief from chest congestion.


• During summers, put some oil of camphor in bathing water and bath with it. You will feel refreshed and it will also inhibit any kind of odour coming from the body.


  • When suffering from neck pain, apply balm which has the extract of camphor in it. It gives relief in a few minutes of massage itself.
  • Camphor essential oil soothe the blood circulation.
  • An open bottle or even container of camphor oil, or even burning a bit of cloth soaked in camphor oil, pushes away insects as well as kills germs.
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