Camphora in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is camphora?

Camphora is used in the early stages of a cold or flu with chills and sneezing. The homeopathic remedy is most often used in patients who are very cold. Typical accompanying symptoms are a restless or coma-like sleep as well as the paradoxical desire to want to uncover oneself despite feeling hot and sweating or when feeling cold and shivering. Camphor is also used as an antispasmodic and for the treatment of seizures of shock.

Leading symptoms

  • Icy cold body
  • Cold, but cannot bear a blanket
  • collapse
  • Chronic Fatigue

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Camphora?

Due to the equally warming and cooling effect of camphor, typical Camphora patients are seen as contradictory people. Characterized by physical and mental coldness, they crave compassion, but are also quarrelsome, belligerent, and depressed. Camphora’s face is pale or bluish and appears constantly distorted or cramped.

Camphora adults experience excessive fear of the dark, strange people, and unfamiliar surroundings. They often close their eyes and do not answer questions.

Camphora children are irritable and cranky. They are scared and feel let down by everything. When they need to cry, they hide in a corner of the room. Everything you tell them, the children feel as if you want to order them around. They get angry and offended. When dealing with other children, they are know-it-alls, argumentative and easily impressed.


Camphora is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • heat
  • sweat
  • warmth


  • Move
  • at night
  • cold

What are typical uses for Camphora?

  • circulatory problems

Areas of application in detail

Circulatory problems

Cardiovascular collapse with cold sweats, nausea, vomiting, pallor and/or blue lips. The pulse is fast but can hardly be felt. Often associated with feelings of anxiety.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Dosage forms of camphora

Camphora is considered a powerful antidote due to its intense odor; i.e. it neutralizes the effect of other homeopathic remedies and must therefore not be taken in combination or stored near herbal homeopathic remedies.

Camphor is used as a fragrance in mother tinctures to stimulate circulation and respiration; the most common homeopathic doses are between 3X and 6X.

Similar means

Veratrum album

Veratrum album is also a collapse agent. The remedy is indicated in states of collapse in connection with cold sweat on the forehead. Heat, warm applications and warm drinks improve the condition.


Tabacum is indicated in states of collapse when the patients are extremely pale. Also typical for Tabacum is an improvement in the condition through movement and warmth. Patients take off their clothes because they feel better when they feel cold and fresh air directly on their body.


Carbo vegetabilis and camphora are similar in drug picture for circulatory problems and collapse. However, in Carbo vegetabilis the face is bluish or reddened, while in Camphora the face is pale. Signs of carbo vegetabilis are worse in a warm room and better in cold air.

Typical potencies: Mother tincture – D6

fabric type: resin


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