We all love wonder balms - they are salves to heal almost every kind of skin concern. Lucas Papaw is arguably the best of the lost. For those who are wondering why... here is the down low.
Who created Lucas Papaw?
Dr. T.P. Lucas
Born in Scotland in 1843, Thomas Pennington Lucas developed a love for natural history, botany and medicine from a young age. His interests in these areas led to a lifetime passion for botany and an esteemed career as a medical practitioner.
Originally practicing medicine in London, Dr. Lucas came to Australia in 1876 seeking a warmer climate. He initially moved to Melbourne where he practiced for 10 years before moving to Brisbane in Queensland. It was in Queensland that the story of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment really starts to take shape.
How was Lucas Papaw Discovered?
While carrying out his botanical research, Dr Lucas studied tens of thousands of botanical specimens. The specimen which commanded his closest attention and to which he devoted special study was the papaw tree.
The papaw plant and its fruit impressed Dr Lucas so much that his investigations led him to describe it as “the world's greatest healing agent”. From then on, Dr. Lucas devoted his researches to its application to modern medicine and, as a consequence, its benefits to humanity.
Kevin Talbot, descendant of TP Lucas.
Now several generations on, the all important papaw remedies have been passed on to the descendants of Dr Lucas. Today, the family owned business continues to manufacture Lucas’ Papaw Ointment to the same formula that Dr. Lucas used to prepare the ointment he worked so hard to create in his lifetime.
The company still operates in Brisbane where the ointment continues to be produced. You might be amazed to know that the formula for the famous ointment is still the same proven remedy today as when it was created over 100 years ago.
What is in Lucas Papaw?
Carica Papaya 39mg/g Fresh Fermented Fruit
The papaya used in Lucas' Papaw Ointment is Queensland grown fresh fruit. The fruit is received fresh to our factory in Brisbane where we ferment it under strictly controlled conditions. Every item of fruit we use is hand selected. Once the fruit is fermented to just the right level we can use it to make the ointment. The finished product contains 0.1mg/g of Potassium Sorbate which acts as a preservative.
Base - Pharmaceutical Grade Petroleum Jelly and Wax
The product does not contain polyplasdone, polyvinylpyrrolidone, talc, shellac, palm oil, glycerin or sodium lauryl sulphate. The base used in Lucas' Papaw Ointment meets the purity and safety standards of the United States FDA and the European Pharmacopeia.
Gum Balsam Peru
A minute amount of Gum Balsam Peru is used as a perfume in Lucas' Papaw Ointment.
What does Lucas Papaw do?
The ointment has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can be used as a local topical application on the following:
Many users of the ointment also report temporary relief of the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema.
With so many uses and applications, it is always great to have a red jar of Lucas' Papaw Ointment handy in the home. Or, carry some with you on the go in the convenient 25g red tube.
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