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Homeopathic Camphor: The Universal Antidote

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

February 4th, 2024  |  24 Comments

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Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’ve probably read how I precede a new schedule of homeopathic medicine (what we call “opening a case”) with Camphora 200, one dose, one day.

Why do I do that?

Homeopathically prepared CamphorCamphora officinarum or Camphora officinale — is called the universal antidote. Prepared from the gum of the camphor tree, this powerful medicine has a reputation for being able to antidote the ill effects of drugs or the ill effects of having chosen the wrong remedy. It's known in sophisticated homeopathy circles to also cancel out the ill effects of the “unknown.”

It’s been shown to remove suffering caused by previously utilized substances. This has particularly been shown by the likes of the Drs. Banerji. For this purpose, one would only utilize one dose of Camphora 200, taken on one day without anything else.

I’ve had clients report that they can’t believe the difference when they return to their regular homeopathic schedule after taking Camphora 200 (one dose, one day). For instance, one client said, “I haven’t been well since my surgery two years ago, but now I feel so much better simply after taking one dose of Camphor!”

Indeed, surgical procedures generally also involve anesthetics, antibiotics, pain medications, and lots and lots of other pharmaceuticals that, once introduced to the system, may linger even years later.

Would I call that “detoxing”? Well, not exactly — not in the popular sense of the term. However, employing homeopathic Camphor is a good opportunity to cleanse the system.

Current widespread concepts of detoxing are more complicated than how homeopathy handles diseases and conditions. By following modern recommendations to detox, one could fall down a rabbit hole that would even give Alice in Wonderland pause!

Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy

That’s why I wrote an entire course dedicated to Rethinking Detox with Practical Homeopathy®: How to Stop Stressing About Toxins and Fearlessly Achieve Health the Simple Way.

I doubt there’s a detox program out there that I haven’t heard about from one of my clients or tried myself. (And trust me, I’ve investigated most of them!) Many of them can increase stress levels, contribute to neurotic thinking, and do little to improve health.

I believe that homeopathy is superior medicine when it comes to attaining our health goals without the stress. Join me, won’t you? Click here to download my free infographic, “Toxins Don’t Scare Me Anymore.

And the best part of the confidence homeopathy brings? Because I don’t have to waste time worrying about toxins, I have more time for extra fun with my family. Gotta run!

Pass on the good news of homeopathy!


Joette Calabrese



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2/4/24 Homeopathic Camphor: The Universal Antidote


Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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24 thoughts on “Homeopathic Camphor: The Universal Antidote”

  1. LAURA HART says:

    When you say one dose, one day, with nothing else. What does this look like for someone that has necessary medication to take multiple times per day? How far apart from other medications could this be taken to be effective? Perhaps at bedtime as they wont be taking meds through the night, or would morning be best as they’ve had 10-12 hours without medication? Like a morning reset? TIA 🙂

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      I don’t encourage folks to halt or alter their schedule of conventional drugs.

  2. Kari C. says:

    In this Camphor 200C article you emailed out today (GREAT info, btw, thank you!!), I did not see your advice as to how soon one can resume homeo remedies for issues AFTER taking the one dose of 200C. Can you please advise?? Many thanks ~ Kari C.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Some say homeopathy may be resumed the following day but it depends on the specific aspects of the case.

  3. April Soltis says:

    Please consider doing an article on neural circuit dizziness. It would be much appreciated. I had tried treating with conium and to no effect, but then learned that it is more of a stress disease where the body is stuck in danger mode. I just ordered Aconitum 200 and hope to try that (after the Camphor dose of course!) but can’t find anything about how often would be best to take it for this problem or if it should be combined with something like ignatia. I ordered aconitum because I noticed dramatic improvement when I took aconitum and bryonia for sickness. Thank you for any advice from anyone who can help!

    1. candi browne says:

      Hello April – I really don’t know what neural circuit dizziness is, but I do know about dizziness. When it first started years ago, I tried every homeopathic remedy that seemed to fit my symptoms. The one that finally stopped the dizziness for me was (and still is) Gelsemium 10 M. When it was very severe the 10 M would hold for about two days. Now, if I sense the dizziness coming on, I try Gelsemium 200ck and sometimes that takes away the symptoms and I’m okay. Sometimes it holds for a few hours and then when the dizzy symptoms return I take the Gelsemium 10 M. Dizziness is dizziness, it seems, no matter what is causing it. Homeopathy is so amazing because each remedy works for so many different ‘problems’. I would like to mention that reading Joette’s information online has increased my understanding of how to use different remedies more than I can ever say. And I am so thankful for the Banerji Protocols too introduced by Joette. Finding that Gelsemium 10 M was the remedy to take away my dizziness was an act of desperation…sometimes that’s my way to a homeopathic solution, but usually it’s from information I’ve saved in a file. Good luck Wishing you wellness. candi

  4. candi browne says:

    Thank you for this excellent reminder. I too have had wonderful benefits from Camphor
    My main concern is WHERE TO BUY IT ??? Can you help by giving out some suppliers ??
    I treasure what the 2 tubes (Boiron) that I have

    Can you please help us by offering some places where we might buy Camphor?? Years ago I got a little supply from a place in Canada,but they no longer carry it.
    It really does make a big change in a helpful way. Thanks so much for all your informative articles ! candi in New Mexico

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      In all of my blogs, if you click on the name of the remedy it automatically takes you to a purchasing site.

  5. Tina White says:

    Hello! Would you consider that camphor dose for dogs as well?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      One of my favorite aspects of homeopathy is that it’s applicable to animals and even plants.

  6. Susan says:

    I have noticed that after the camphor is taken, many of the Banerji Protocols use 2 remedies or more. Are there times when 2 or more Protocols are used on the same day or alternate days? Thanks for a great website and the sharing of your knowledge. You have inspired me to study and use homeopathy and encourage my friends to do the same.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Yes, we often utalize 2 mediciens in the same scheulde even taking them on the same day. But I stronbgly urge you to skill-up on the specific method this entails before embarking on this great journey.
      How? By taking my more indepth online course.
      Do consdier starting a GAteway to Homeopathy Study Group. Its how I began my studies in the 80’s. Should this be of interest, go to JoettesLearningCenter.com and scroll down to Gateway to Homeopathy.
      You have my promise that won’t regret it.
      Also, join me on my free Monday Night Lives at 8PM on Facebook, Youtube, Rumble, X, and Instagram.
      You might also check out Joette’s Mighty Members on the Learning Center as well wehre I present infomation I’m not willing to otherwise share with the general public.

      1. Susan says:

        I have been looking at your Survival course. Is it too advanced for me? I have a very basic understanding of homeopathy with a repertory and Materia Medicas – one is yours, which is my fave.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

          My work is specficially directed toward those who have no knowledge of homeopathy because I offer precise, specific protocols which are formulaic. Its also useful for the intermediate and more advanced because the information I offer is new to most of the world.
          I hope you enjoy it and use it as a reference now and into the future.
          I don’t think you’ll be diasppointed.

  7. Jane French says:

    Hi I’m wondering if camphor is an appropriate choice when one has been exposed to shedding from another person who has recently received a C0vid sh0t? thx so much and blessings!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Well thought out, Jane.

      1. Anne says:

        Wondering if Camphor could be taken periodically (once a month? once per week?) since we are all exposed to shedding from those receiving the C0vid sh0t.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

          Its not something I would recomend.
          It has a very specific use.
          Read about it more thoroughly in your Robin Murphy’s Materia medica.

  8. Ann says:

    Great article, thanks! I’ve been wondering about homeopathy when traveling. I like to travel light but also like to have homeopathic remedies on hand. Have you ever done a post on homeopathic remedies to travel with? I’d love to know the top 10-15 remedies you never leave home without!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Yes, a good subject.

  9. Sheila says:

    Hello, I only have 30 ch dosage. Is it still possible to get good effects and if so how many would I take?
    Thanks so much

  10. Irene says:

    If one has started a protocol for a chronic condition, but find the amelioration is very slow, can one take a dose of Camphor (the case was not opened with one dose of Camphor), and then continue with the protocol? would the Camphor negate any remedies that have had positive effect?

  11. Antony says:

    Does Camphora antidote homeopathic remedies- e.g. taken for an acute case the day before?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      It halts the action of medicines even the day before.

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