POMADA DE ALCANFOR Pack size 2.5 OZ, UPC 0-24286-15002-0 What it heals medicinally Camphor is absorbed through the skin and immediately produces a feeling of cooling, like menthol. It acts as a local anesthetic and antimicrobial substance. Camphor is one of the active ingredient in vapor-steam products, such as Vicks VapoRub. Camphor is used in Asia to treat sprains, swellings, and inflammation. The Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora), produces the Camphor laurel, is a tree that has been grown for more many centuries. It is more than an ornamental tree in Florida and elsewhere. This aromatic tree from which camphor comes from is used as a medicines and mothballs, until camphor oil began to be produced in the 20th. Century.