It is being told on social media that smelling a few drops of camphor, clove, celery and eucalyptus oil (Camphor, Lavang, Ajwain, Eucalyptus Oil) can increase the oxygen level. But is this really the right way to increase oxygen level?
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During the second wave of Coronavirus, the situation in the country remains very critical. Meanwhile, some people are also adopting home remedies or home remedies to avoid corona infection, as well as advising others to do the same on social media. Although it is not necessary that every desi recipe is effective for your health, sometimes some home remedies done without knowledge can also harm. One such claim is being made on social media with camphor, clove, celery and eucalyptus oil (Camphor, Lavang, Ajwain, Eucalyptus Oil).
These days, on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, a message is becoming quite viral, stating that smelling a few drops of camphor, cloves, celery and eucalyptus oil has an oxygen level (Oxygen Level) Can be increased. This post has been shared by the common people from some of the country’s great people. It is being written in the post, ‘Make a bundle of camphor, clove and a few drops of parsley with eucalyptus oil and keep it sniffing throughout the day, this recipe helps to maintain oxygen level.
Is this the right way to increase oxygen level?
It is also being claimed in this post that this bundle is given to tourists in Ladakh when the oxygen level is low. This post is being shared widely on social media. But is this really the right way to increase oxygen level? Let us know that there is no scientific basis for this homegrown recipe and these things have nothing to do with the treatment of coronavirus. You need to know how much truth is there in this recipe and how does every material used in it affect health.
Do not use camphor without knowing
Kapoor has a strong aroma and is also used in decongestant gels like Vicks Vaporb and camphor is used in between 4 and 5 percent. But till now there is no scientific evidence that camphor is beneficial in opening closed nose or increases the level of oxygen in the body. American drug regulator says that camphor should not be used more than 11 percent in anything. Actually, camphor does not clear the way of air in closed nose, but makes people feel better by feeling cold.
On the other hand, many studies also say that high amounts of camphor can prove to be harmful and can lead to poisoning. The amount of camphor inhalation should not exceed 1.5 mg in a day. In 2019, an annual report on clinical toxicology by the American Association of Poison Control Centers National Poison Data System also stated that non-medicinal camphor is harmful, especially for children.
Use of cloves, celery and eucalyptus oil
Similarly, cloves have also been mentioned in this bundle, while cloves are also not known to improve oxygen levels in the body. However, it has medicinal value and a study has also talked about its use in the treatment of corona, as cloves have anti-viral properties. But so far no study has claimed that cloves can improve the level of oxygen in the body. Similarly, celery and eucalyptus oil are also used in some medicines, but for this there is no scientific evidence that this oil can improve the oxygen level of corona patients. Therefore, do not trust your eyes closed on the tips being given on social media.
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