Published December 5, 1984; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Purified D (+) camphor obtained from the wood of the camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Siebold [Fam. Lauraceae], by steam distillation followed by sublimation, synthetic camphor or a mixture of both. It contains not less than 96 and not more than 101 percent 2-bornanone, of which at least 50 percent should be present as the (1R)-isomer.
Muscular rheumatism, catarrhal diseases of the respiratory tract, cardiac symptoms. Internal:
Hypotonic circulatory regulation disorders, catarrhal diseases of the respiratory tract. Contraindications External:
Injured skin, e.g., burns. Camphor preparations should not be used in the facial regions of infants and small children, especially in the nasal area.
Contact eczema possible.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
10 - 20 percent in semisolid preparations 1 - 10 percent in camphor spirits Internal:
Average daily dosage: 30 - 300 mg. Mode of Administration Locally or for inhalation:
in liquid or semi-solid form. Internal:
in liquid or solid preparations. Actions External:
Bronchial secretagogue Hyperemic Internal:
Circulatory tonic Respiratory analeptic Bronchoantispasmodic