adamrice
adamrice

poo-bah
Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:This stuff is hard to find--the only place I know of here in Austin that has it is a Chinese herb shop--but it really works and I recommend it. [image]http://www.crossroads.net/misc/chingwanhung.jpeg[/image] For example: one night I got two burns on one arm. I put some of this stuff on the worse of the two burns. The next morning, the treated burn felt fine--it still looked like a burn, but I couldn't feel it. The untreated burn did hurt. I don't know if it does anything to promote healing.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Oh sure you couldn't post this **before** I went to Chinatown in Toronto?
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Thank Adam. Looks ike another good addition to the first aid kit. Question for you? Is it an ointment like neosporin or a burn cream?------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


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adamrice
adamrice

poo-bah
Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:It's a thick ointment. Thicker than Neosporin, and slightly grainy. It smells strongly of roasted sesame. Also, btw, the picture I posted is slightly larger than actual size (as it appears on my monitor, anyhow--YMMV). You only need to use a tiny bit.

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MystikDancer
member
Location: MD, USA
Member Since: 4th Sep 2001
Total posts: 118
Posted:Those are rather easily found if you have chinese stores around you. We have it in the family all the time, along with several other ointments (that I never used, but guess I will sometime!)

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Rick aka Loki
Rick aka Loki

member
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 18th Dec 2000
Total posts: 134
Posted:Thanks for posting about this stuff. Next time I'm shopping around, I might add this to the 'ole first aid kit.One thing I do have in my fire safety kit is aloe gel. Aloe Vera plants have both cooling and healing properties. The gel from the leaves contains substances which stimulate the body's healing abilities, and it also keeps burns or scrapes or cuts moisturized. Fresh gel from a plant is always best. Love your plants and they'll love you.Peace.-Rick

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MystikDancer
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Location: MD, USA
Member Since: 4th Sep 2001
Total posts: 118
Posted:Fresh Aloe is NOT hard to produce, given time. My mom has the stuff all over the house. Passing it out saying "here use this use this"
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