Zam-Buk Uses: The traditional ointment that clears away skin trouble

Zam-Buk Uses: You need a quick help after getting bitten by a sandfly? Use Zam – Buk. It will stop the itching fast.

The green Zam-Buk is a herbal balm and antiseptic ointment invented in 1902 – and even if we have only seen it in Asia and never seen it in any store or pharmacy in Europe it was first manufactured in Leeds, England. Today the name Zam-Buk is trademarked by Bayer and this product is one hell of an allrounder.
Zam Buck Uses: Zam-Buk Ointment is used for Itching, Pain, Cold sores, Wounds, Cough, Minor burns, Hemorrhoids, Bronchitis sinus pain and inflammation, Pain and swelling of respiratory tract mucous membranes, Osteoarthritis and other conditions.
You can use it for all sorts of small purposes like headaches, minor cuts, muscle pain , blocked nose – and insect bites.
It sports similar ingredients like Tigerbalm but in a different composition. Here again we find the soothing elements of Eucalyptus Oil and Camphor. Due to these to ingredients you can feel a cooling effect directly after you apply it to the sandfly bite.But besides these ingredients Zam-Buk also contains Thyme Oil and Colophony BP, two natural remedies full of benefits.
Some more information about the nice ingredients of Zam-Buk: In the early 20th century it was reported that the formulation comprised 66% paraffin wax, 20% pale resin (colophony), and 14% eucalyptus oil, with small amounts of other ingredients. More recently, the composition was given as 5% eucalyptus oil, 1.8% camphor, 0.5% thyme oil, and 0.65% sassafras oil. The English and Thai varieties do not contain Sassafras Oil. A 1908 report published in The British Medical Journal estimated that the cost of ingredients for a standard 0.6-ounce (17 g) box was one farthing, yet its retail price was 1s 1½ d, a markup of 5,200%, equivalent to a gross margin of more than 98%. (Wikipedia)
Thyme oil offers an antibacterial quality, which is super helpful with sandfly bites to keep them clean and not infected. Colophony has a similar quality to it. It has a cleaning effect and is used on ulcerously abscesses since the ancient times.
Personally we really like Zam-Buk a lot and always carry a small jar in our pockets. It come in handy at so many different occasions and not only with sandy bites.

More background information about Zam Buk

Zam-Buk was officially patented and produced by the Zam-Buk Company of Leeds, England, founded by Charles Edward Fulford. It was first sold by his Bile Beans company in 1902, as a herbal balm and antiseptic ointment; the use of a complementary Zam-Buk soap was recommended to augment the treatment.Today the company Bayer has the licenze to produce an sell Zam Buk in different countries.

The ointment was advertised as being effective against a wide range of conditions, including cuts, bruises, sprains, freckles, ulcers, bleeding piles and even colds and toothache. It could also be used as an embrocation by rubbing it into the muscles of the back, legs or feet.

We know that Zam-Buk has become an iconic brand in some counties like South Africa, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam an Malysia.

We think that Zam Buk is one of the best herbal balm to treat and heal insect bites like (bed) bugs, mosquitos, fleas and sandflies. We love it !! 

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