Preparation of Camphor Liniment

Aim: To prepare and submit 100 ml of camphor liniment. 

Requirements: Camphor, Arachis oil, Beaker, Pipette, Glass rod, Measuring cylinder, etc. 

Theory: Camphor is a ketone obtained from the Cinnamomum camphora line. It is in the form of colorless or white crystals, granules, or crystalline mass. It has a penetrating characteristic odor, a pungent, aromatic taste, and is readily soluble in a small amount of alcohol and other organic solvents. It is used as a counter-irritant, mild anesthetic, and rubefacient when rubbed on the skin. It is also used to treat inflamed joints, sprains, rheumatic and other inflammatory conditions. Arachis oil is used as a solvent for the preparation of various pharmaceutical products. It is used for the preparation of liniments, ointments, and soaps. 


IngredientsStandard formula
Camphor200 gm 
Arachis oil 800 gm 


  1. First of all, weigh the calculated amount of the ingredients accurately. 
  2. The weighed amount of the camphor is dissolved in some amount of Arachis oil in a closed vessel. 
  3. Add more Arachis oil and make the required volume. 

Category: Counter irritant.  Storage: Store in a well-closed container and keep in a cool place. 


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