A stunning deep blue apothecary jar which originally held Camphor in fantastic condition.
The fragrant camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) and its products, such as camphor oil, have been coveted since ancient times. Having a rich history of traditional use, it was particularly used as a fumigant during the era of the Black Death and considered as a valuable ingredient in both perfume and embalming fluid. It has a wide range of topical uses such as relieving chest congestion and inflammatory conditions, skin irritation and itching. It's still used in Vicks Vapo-Rub and Tiger Balm.