Therapeutic white naftalan

The famous oil of Naftalan, with rich content of naphtha and aromatic hydrocarbons, has been used since ancient times for the treatment of various diseases due to its marvelous properties and is widely known both in our country and abroad.

The history of its application in the national treatment as well as information on how the German engineer E.I. Jaeger, who described the healing properties of the oil, commenced its production, and then sold it to the Japanese military-industrial complex, goes back to the last century.

Naftalan oil has always been captured in the focus of medical scientists and doctors simply due to its healing properties. Fundamental scientific and medical studies have revealed the possibility of using naftalan oil to cure diseases considered to be immedicable.

Undoubtedly, time passes swiftly, altering advances in science and technology. So far, these advances have improved and upgraded treatment methods. All these processes affect oil production as well, changing its fractional composition for a more efficient and useful one, modifying and improving the use of technologies applied. Black naftalan oil – a conventional oil, rich with resinous compounds which have toxic properties and are harmful to the human body – is now replaced with deresined white naftalan oil ( "White Naftalan” (“Ağ Naftalan”) ).

Some of the many benefits and basic qualities of white naftalan oil are determined by its priority over black naftalan oil, which involves a significant reduction in duration of treatment due to the high bio-physiological effect produced by deresined oil, as well as high oil absorption level (through the skin pores) without causing any pathological changes in the kidneys, liver and spinal cord.

On the chemical composition and proportions to ensure a therapeutic effect of “White Naftalan”, you may say the following: the basis of white naftalan oil is constituted by two types of hydrocarbons:

1. Naphthenic hydrocarbons
2. Aromatic hydrocarbons

Naphthenic hydrocarbons consist of carbon (for 87.3%) and hydrogen (for 12.7%), with mass fraction in white naftalan oil constituting 50-54%. They are hydrocarbon series belonging to radicals of sterol, and having the structure of 4-5 cycles. Aromatic hydrocarbons, the weight of which is equal to 0.930, are composed of carbon (for 88.2%) and hydrogen (for 11.8%), representing mono- and bicyclic compounds.