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  •  I learned to hate Tiger Balm (3+ / 0-)
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    toad718, Polly Syllabic, weck

    when flying on Vietnam Airlines before they banned it.  

    Doors closed, taxiing to the runway, and 2/3 of the folks on board would lather up with the crap.  It was almost impossible to breathe.

    When I queried as to why, I got answers ranging from preventing a cold to warding off evil spirits.  Never heard anything about sore muscles.

    I am a warrior for peace. And not a gentle man... Steve Mason, 1940-2005

    by Wayward Wind on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 04:29:05 PM PST

    •  Wow- that is really interesting (4+ / 0-)

      That never would have occurred to me.  I was impressed with the little jar it comes in though.  It does state on the jar that it actually is for sore muscles.

      I was shocked to even learn about it at this stage of my healthcare career.  The jar also states that it is over a 100 year old remedy.  Well, at least that may ring some truth after you shared your memory!

      It certainly could be too much of a good thing when one has to sit on a plane and smell it!  Fellow nursing friends who introduced me to this put it on at work and everyone goes crazy and makes comments.  Perhaps they would rather hear the groans and complaints about how bad they hurt!

      Maybe you will reconsider liking Tiger Balm.  It is worth the jar alone!

      Thanks for sharing this with me.

      •  LOVE Tiger Balm... (2+ / 0-)
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        toad718, Polly Syllabic

        it's the best.  A friend of mine told me about it years ago & I agree with you: it belongs in every medicine cabinet.

        To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

        by Youffraita on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:24:25 PM PST

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