Menthol is either manmade or made from the extracts of mint oil. Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin.
Camphor and menthol topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to relieve minor muscle or joint pain. This medicine may also be used as a chest rub to soothe chest congestion and relieve cough caused by the flu or common cold.
Camphor and menthol topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.