“HongThai” Thai reputable herbal inhalant around the world

          HongThai is brand of Thai herbal inhalant, which was originated in 1988. It was promoted by Lisa Blackpink (Korean Female Idol) on 1st August 2023. She was interviewed in the topic of the items in her pocket. One item, which is normally used by Lisa, is HongThai. Therefore, people around the world were interested in the use of HongThai as Lisa does.

          HongThai is generally used to relieve the dizzy and carsick symptoms. Why it can decrease these symptoms. Thus, the major ingredient of HongThai, Borneo camphor, cinnamomum camphora, peppermint, and eucalyptus, is described in this article.  

          Borneo camphor (or camphor tree or Malay camphor or Sumatran camphor) is found in Sumatra, peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo. It is used for incense and perfumes because of its odor.

          Cinnamomum camphora is usually planted in China and Japan as medical tree. Moreover, its essential oil can be widely used in the market as raw material of inhalant.

          Peppermint is one of species of mint. Its species is similar to watermint and spearmint.  It is mostly cultivated in Morocco with 83% of the world total. The chemical composition of the essential oil from peppermint is menthol (40.7%) and menthone (23.4%). Peppermint oil and leaves have a cooling effect when used topically for muscle pain, nerve pain, relief from itching, or as a fragrance.

          Eucalyptus is native to Australia.  It can be applied for paper industry, for honey production or for essential oil. Eucalyptus oil is extracted using steam distilled method from the leaves and can be used for cleaning and as an industrial solvent, as an antiseptic, for deodorize. It has insect-repellent properties and serves as an active ingredient in some commercial mosquito-repellents. Aromatherapists have adopted Eucalyptus oil for a wide range of purposes such as inhalant.


1)   https://www.thairath.co.th/lifestyle/life/2673008

2)   ตุนรอได้เลย! ‘ลิซ่า Blackpink’ เปิดกระเป๋าโชว์ ไอเทมที่ขาดไม่ได้คือยาดม ‘หงส์ไทย’ | เดลินิวส์ (dailynews.co.th)

3)   CAMPHOR OIL (essentialoilbulk.com)

4)   Cinnamomum camphora (Camphortree, Camphor Tree) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox (ncsu.edu)

5)   https://en.wikipedia.org

6)   17 Peppermint Leaf Health Benefits You Need To Know (ensosuperfoods.com)

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