Accession Number: pdtdbl00221

Details of the Ligand

Ligand Name : Camphor
Systematic Names : Camphor; DL-Camphor; 2-Camphanone; 2-Bornanone; (+/-)-Camphor
Molecular Formula : C10H16O
Molecular Weight : g/mol
IUPAC Name : 4,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-3-one
Canonical SMILES : CC1(C2CCC1(C(=O)C2)C)C
Ligand Description :
Camphor used to be made by distilling the bark and wood of the camphor tree. Today, camphor is chemically manufactured from turpentine oil. It is used in products such as Vicks VapoRub. Camphor products can be rubbed on the skin (topical application) or inhaled. Be sure to read the label to find out how the product should be administered.

People use camphor topically to relieve pain and reduce itching. It has also been used to treat fungal infections of the toenail, warts, cold sores, hemorrhoids, and osteoarthritis.

Camphor is used topically to increase local blood flow and as a “counter irritant,” which reduces pain and swelling by causing irritation. It is important not to apply camphor to broken skin, because it can enter the body quickly and reach concentrations that are high enough to cause poisoning.

Some people use camphor topically to treat respiratory tract diseases and to treat heart disease symptoms. Camphor is also used topically as an ear drop, and for treating minor burns.

Some people inhale camphor to reduce the urge to cough.

Although it is an UNSAFE practice, some people take camphor by mouth to help them cough up phlegm, for treating respiratory tract infections, and for intestinal gas (flatulence). Experts warn against doing this because, when ingested, camphor can cause serious side effects, even death.

Camphor is a well-established folk remedy, and is commonly used. Camphorated oil (20% camphor in cottonseed oil) was removed from the U.S. market in the 1980s because of safety concerns. It continues to be available without a prescription in Canada.

Related Plants :
Ligand Related Dockings :
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Ligand References :
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camphor
  2. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/camphor
  3. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-709-camphor.aspx?activeingredientid=709&
Camphor

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