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Yellow Camphor Oil
« on: January 31, 2002, 09:39:00 AM »
Investigation shows that the yellow fraction of
camphor oil is rich in safrole and so could be a good
substitute for sasafrass oil.
Unable to find out much about it on the Internet but you
figure its out there since its a byproduct of the
isolation of the white oil.
Anyone here ever hear much about it?


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Re: Yellow Camphor Oil
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2002, 11:51:00 AM »
What about white champhor oil, can this bee used.

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Re: Yellow Camphor Oil
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2002, 11:53:00 AM »
No, white camphor oil is devoid of safrole.


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Re: Yellow Camphor Oil
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2002, 03:18:00 AM »
Yellow camphor oil is what they get when they distill the camphor. This gets distilled into two fractions, white camphor oil(which contains trace amounts of safrole) and a safrole rich fraction which they call "chinese sassafras". You will not be able to find "yellow" camphor oil online from a plant materials dealer unless they are an industrial oils dealer.


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Re: Yellow Camphor Oil
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2002, 04:34:00 AM »
Thank,s Rhodium for clearing that up for swim.
Now this is what information swim got from his pharmistist.
Camphor is derived from the crystalsobtained from the bark of the cinnamomum camphora plant.Camphor oil is a colorless liqued with a characteristic "woody" odour.

Camphor is highly toxic if swallowed. Symtoms of camphor poisoning include: camphor smell on breath, headache, confusion, hallucinations and coma.
Camphor is a neutralising agent or antidote to many homeopathic remedies, and should not be used in conjunction with these.
Camphor can cause burning of the skin if used in high concentrations, or on areas where evaporation is not possible( such as under the nappy of a baby).
Due to the toxic effects of high doses, the concentration of camphor in a preperation should be no more then 3-5% unless your doctor has suggested otherwise.
Preperations containing camphor are not recomended for use in children under the age of 2.
If camphor poisoning is suspected, seek emergency medical attention immediatly.
Check lables of oils very carefully. Camphor oil has often been mistakenly ingested because it was thought to be castor oil.
Camphor may be used on the skin to treat itching. It works by stimulating a locale inflammatory response which blocks the iching sensation.
It has been used as a dressing for the root canal following dental procedures.
Lotion may be used to soothe the effects of sun burn.
It may be used as an insect repelent and can sooth the pain following an insect bite.
Inhalations or chest rubs containing camphor can help relive congestion due to bronchial or sinus infections.
It may temporarily relive pain when rubbed into arthritic joints.

The above mentioned is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for indervidule conditions or treatments. :o

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Re: Yellow Camphor Oil
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2002, 09:22:00 PM »
the white camphor oil is the compound camphor. it doesn't contain safrole (in any useable quantities). some camphor in the supermarket that i found (100% camphor- a solid), had a msg on the side of it (something about ur not allowed to use it in any way contridictury to it's proper use unless authorised under appropriate legislation.)
This is on some other products in Oz, that can be used for illegal drug manufacturing. Would it be possible that the compound, campher, could be processed into anything useful?


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Re: Yellow Camphor Oil
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2002, 12:46:00 PM »
No, white camphor oil is what is left after the safrole (and other high-boiling oils) has been separated by distillation, and the solid camphor being filtered off.

Camphor cannot be used for drug synthesis, the message on the side is just a liability disclaimer, along the lines of "do not eat"...