Bhimseni Kapur and Its Roots To Ayurveda!
Camphor has been used for many centuries as a culinary spice, incense component, and medicine. But, do you know where it came from or how it is connected with our ancient Ayurveda? Camphor, also known as "Kapur," is a white crystal-like compound with a strong, pungent aroma and taste. Kapur is primarily derived from the wood of the camphor plant, i.e., Cinnamomum camphora. It is often known for its therapeutic benefits as well as used in spiritual practices!
In the ancient science of Ayurveda, it is also referred to as Chandrabhasma (moon powder). As per the Ayurvedic text "Raj Nighantu," there are about 14 different types of Kapur; out of those, Bhimseni Kapur is one the best variant for therapeutic purposes. It is light (laghu), sheet virya (cooling in nature), ruksha (drying properties), bitter, spicy and sweet, helps in balancing Pitta and Kapha Dosha easily. Bhimseni Kapur balances Kapha Dosha and alleviates Vata-induced pains and aches despite having a coolant property.
Why Choose Bhimseni Kapur Over Ordinary Kapur?
Today in the market, we find a wide array of Kapur in different sizes and shapes! For a layman, it isn't easy to differentiate between the original Bhimseni Kapoor and ordinary Kapur. First of all, Bhimseni Kapur is the edible Kapur that can be eaten; on the other hand, ordinary Kapur can't be eaten. Secondly, Bhimseni Kapur has a deep connection to ancient Ayurveda due to its magical medicinal component, whereas the ordinary Kapur cannot be used for medicinal purposes. The reason is that most of the Kapur that are being sold in the market these days are produced synthetically from turpentine oil. It is commonly used in aromatic candles, soaps, etc. They are infused with poisonous chemicals that can be hazardous to health! Whereas Bhimseni Kapur is all-natural, and due to its cooling property, it works effectively on various health problems like digestive issues, reducing excess fats, skin irritation, and so forth! Thus, it is imperative to choose pure Bhimseni camphor and enjoy the most benefits!
Bhimseni Kapoor Uses:
- It can be used while performing religious ceremonies or while doing pooja.
- It has healing properties and thus can be used to soothe the itching and irritation in the body.
- It can be used as an effective remedy for cracked heels. Just dissolve two to three crystals of Bhimseni Kapur in the water, soak your feet and then scrub.
- It can be used as a muscle relaxant and soothes toothache pain.
- It can also promote healthy hair growth. All you have to do is mix a crystal of Bhimseni Kapur in hair oil and then gently apply it to your hair roots.
- It can also be used to soothe headaches and body pain.
- It also helps induces deep sleep when used in an electric Kapur diffuser because its piquant, menthol-like fragrance can add calmness and serenity to the atmosphere.