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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 69-74
Bioline Code: ja09027
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 69-74

 en Camphor: risks and benefits of a widely used natural product
Zuccarini, Paolo

Abstract

This study analyzes the main aspects of the non-clinical profile of D-Camphor, a natural product widely used as a common remedy for several symptoms. The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and toxicity of this substance are analyzed, with regard to all the literature available, in order to assess a risk profile and better understand the positive and negative aspects connected with its use. The general conclusion is that the main risks of camphor as a medicinal product are mainly due to a somehow diffused attitude of considering it as "not a real medicine", and to its consequent sometimes not sufficiently careful administration. @ JASEM

 
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