Camphor: benefits and risks of a widely used natural product

Zuccarini, Paolo and Soldani, Giulio: Camphor: benefits and risks of a widely used natural product. Acta biologica Szegediensis, (53) 2. pp. 77-82. (2009)

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The main aspects of the non-clinical profile of D-camphor, a natural product widely used as a common remedy for several symptoms, are reviewed. The pharmacodynamics 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 results 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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2009
Volume: 53
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 77-82
ISSN: 1588-385X
Language: angol
Heading title: Review article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 81-82.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:24
Last Modified: 2018. May. 25. 11:53

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