Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Well ... knock me over with a feather. Today I discovered this terrific remedy for the very first time. It was developed over 100 years ago by Australian medical doctor and botanist, T. P. Lucas. Dear Australia, the secret is out!  

After developing the healing ointment, Dr. Lucas used it on patients in his Brisbane practice. 

The balm contains fermented papaya and a safe, pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly and wax. There are no harmful ingredients, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are toxic to the reproduction of living things. So if you're afraid of Vaseline (though there is no science backing the fear), here is an alternative. 

Lucas' Papaw Ointment has antibacterial properties. Use it to treat cuts, burns, rashes, sunburn, insect bites, minor open wounds and chapped winter skin. The cold is harsh!

We can order it from, but I think it should be exported and stocked on the shelves of every drugstore in the USA. I'm calling the land Down Under to put in the request.

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  1. Debra, I was so excited to see this post, about our very own Lucas Papaw ointment. This stuff is really good, and I use it on a regular basis with any little skin problems. It works very quickly. When I was a child we used to drive past the Lucas establishment in Brisbane, where the small family business was still going on. It is wonderful that it is still being produced. Great post!

  2. Hi Tricia,

    Not only am I happy to feature this healing ointment, I'm thrilled to have it recommended by a native! Wouldn't it be great fun to tour the facilities and watch it being made? I love these" tried and true" discoveries.

  3. It is great, I used to use on my dog, it gave him some relief with his skin problem.

    1. Dogs, I've been told, have very sensitive skin!