Turpentine oil is applied to the skin for joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, and toothaches. The vapors of turpentine oil to reduce the chest congestion that goes along with some lung diseases.
How it works
Turpentine oil, when inhaled, may help reduce congestion. When used on the skin, turpentine oil may cause warmth and redness which can help relieve pain in the tissue underneath.
Common side effects
Pulmonary haemorrhage, Brain damage, Coma, Cough, Death, Headache, Insomnia, Renal injury, Vomiting