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Zam-Buk
February 08, 2002 09:03PM
Anonymous User
I would like to get some Zam-Buk shipped to Canada. Can anyone help?
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?
February 09, 2002 10:48AM
Anonymous User
what's Zam-Buk then?
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Zam-Buk
February 12, 2002 03:40PM
Anonymous User
Zam-Buk is an ointment for skin. It is made by Roche in South Africa and available only in South Afrca.
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thanks
February 12, 2002 04:30PM
Anonymous User
thanks, for explaining..
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zam-buk
June 16, 2002 05:36PM
By Susan
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 13
Gwen
There is company in Vancouver called 'Out of Africa' that carries zam-buk. Look for their website on the net....they have an order form and will ship tins of zambuk to you. I have ordered from them and it was fast, efficient and not overly expensive. Hope this helps!
Susan
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zam buk
July 06, 2002 05:56AM
By kimmy
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 2
Hello!! I live in British Columbia Canada. I was raised with Zam Buk always in our home and as my own children grew, we also used it all the time! My father and his family are English and my English grannie always had it, however it used to be easily obtainable here in Canada. About 10 years ago, it became unavailable in Canada, and my understanding was that it was English and only available in England. I've been looking for it ever since... IT IS WONDERFUL STUFF!!!!!! I was very interested in your email and correspondence and was wondering if you had any luck in obtaining it. I am currently waiting to hear from a friend in England. I'll let you know what he says. I'm also going to try the "Out of Africa" store in Vancouver... thank you to you and your contacts.

ZAM BUK FOREVER!!!!! smiling smileysmiling smileysmiling smiley
kimmy
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Zam-Buk
July 07, 2002 01:45AM
By Susan
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 13
The Out-of-Africa store is in Richmond, BC. I erred in saying Vancouver! Their website is:

www.outofafricatrading.com

Hope that this helps.

Susan
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Zam-buk web site
August 07, 2002 06:32PM
By brian
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8
I also found it available in the UK from http://www.rose-apothecary.co.uk/medicinal.html I'm not sure if they ship to Canada however...
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zam-buk
August 07, 2002 07:10PM
By Susan
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 13
The UK store does ship to Canada, but the price is prohibitive. Also their ingredients are slightly different than the original.

Susan
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Zam Buk
September 04, 2002 11:54AM
By Dean
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
You can also find Zambuk at www.satooz.com, a company based in Australia. Their prices appear to be very similar to Out of Africa.
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Zam-Buk
September 13, 2002 08:07PM
By Shelley
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 3
I would like to get some more Zam-Buk too. They are very excellent!!! Just wonder if you got them yet or what??? let me know.
Thanks
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Zam-buk
September 13, 2002 08:12PM
By Shelley
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 3
I live in Calgary,AB and where do I get them? If you knew anything in Calgary AB. let me know thanks.....
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zam-buk
December 20, 2002 03:56PM
By miriam
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
Looking for Zam-Buk in The Netherlands!

Anyone?
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Zam Buk
December 21, 2002 08:50PM
Anonymous User
I live approx 5kms from the Roche factory in South Africa
What can I do to help you with this product?

Reply by E mail
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zam-buk
December 24, 2002 10:27AM
By neil
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8
Hello Susan,

The Ingredients of the Current South African Zam-Buk are also slightly different to the older English Zam-Buk (I have a tin next to me right now, it keeps well) and this in itself is different to the even older zam-buk that my mother/grandparents used. So it appears they change it depending where an d when it is sold.

Regards
Neil.
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Zam Buk
April 17, 2003 05:38PM
By bob
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 14
It's got to be THE BEST ointment going! I'm trying to find some too - I'll let you know if I have any luck - please do the same!
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ZamBuk
May 22, 2003 10:57AM
By julie
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 6
It really is a wonder ointment. Brought back lots when we visited South Africa and probably out o date by now but still mounds left and using it.
Specially if you have an ulcer in the mouth, etc! Not suppose to use it for that, but found it works miracles! We did find some in the chemist here in Melbourne, but it seems not to be as good as what we bought in South Africa. Ingredients probably a bit different. Good Luck.
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Zam-Buk Netherlands or anywhere
July 01, 2003 02:04PM
By Bill
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 3
I live near Haworth West Yorkshire in the UK. There "Rose and Co" Apothecary sell Zam-Buk at £3.99 a tin
Tel No 0 0 4 4 ( 0 ) 1 5 3 5 6 4 6 8 3 0

You can order from there shop by phone

W E B: http://www.rose-apothecary.co.uk
If you need more info or wish me to be of assistance E-mail me
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Zam Buk
July 04, 2003 05:20AM
By lilly
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 10
It is indeed mirical ointment! The best!!!
My parents used it and my dauther grew with it! and since it was'nt easily available they were hsteric for it..
So I wonder why is'nt easily available ?
Can anyone suggest ?
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ZAMBUK
July 22, 2003 10:47PM
By Milson
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
I recently stocked up again on Zambuk, having traced the only two manufaturers left. The most reasonable price, especially if one bought 6 at a time, was SATOOZ, http://www.satooz.com/category35_1.htm, who ship from Australia. The cost was $AU 22.8 plus $AU8 for airmail shipping to Canada.

I have tracked two variations in the constituents of Zambuk, but I would like to know when and where it originated. My guess is the 1800s. There is a place in South Afrika called Zambuk ... what is the connection? Did the British steal a formula from the Africans??? I have traced it back to 1917 in England, and my parents used it back in the '30s.

Would appreciate direct response with information.

Regards,

Milson
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Improper Usage - Re earlier post
November 18, 2003 10:53PM
Anonymous User
One of the ingredients in Zam-Buk is Camphor, which is toxic by ingestion and is known to have cumulative effects. As such it should never be used in or near the mouth. Irresponsible use is one of the reasons why medication ends up being withdrawn from production.
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Zam-buk
December 02, 2003 02:00PM
Anonymous User
Zam-buk was being manufactured by C. Fulford of the Zam-buk Company, Leeds, England c. 1900. He is listed as the 'proprietor' on a slightly later Canadian tin. I heard that it originated in England, and became popular world wide. There may be an early South African link as there were many people of English/Dutch descent there.
The logo on the South African tins is exactly the same as the English one in the early 1900s. My Gran was born in Cambridge, England, in 1910 and her family were already Zam-buk devotees! I would LOVE to know more!
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Zambuk
December 07, 2003 10:20AM
Anonymous User
You know as much as I do - my Gran was a nurse and was an acvocate of Zambuk and it was always in our home. I don't believe it was withdrawn from UK but gradually disappeared from the shelves and when one enquired one was told that people didn't want it any more. The truth was shops didn't stock it and it wasn't worth getting a few tins at a time. ie it was forced out due to commercial reasons. I think that ultimately, Fisons were manufacturing it.
It is available if anyone wants it.
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Zam-Buk
December 12, 2003 05:32PM
Anonymous User
Yes, Simon, it ceased manufacture in England c. 1998.
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Zam-Buk
December 15, 2003 03:55PM
Anonymous User
I have just found three very illuminating old Zam-Buk advertisements from English newspapers dating back many years! The first has a blurb about the 'Zambuk Laboratories, Greek Street, Leeds, England' and reads 'Zam-Buk - The English Cure - Rub It In'. It is dated 1907, and the proprietor is listed, as I mentioned in a previuos e-mail, as CE Fulford. The second ad dates from the First World War. It shows a drawing of a tin of Zam-Buk, looking very like the design used today, with a bulldog and reads 'The Brtish Cure'. A third, later, ad (c. 1916) recommends Zam-Buk for sore feet, and says: 'Now available on four continents'.
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ZAMBUK
December 15, 2003 05:12PM
Anonymous User
Good work, Andrew! I have some laboratory projects which will be funded shortly under a humanitarian venture and the production of a moden ZAMBUK is short-listed. Is there any way you can scan these ads and send them to me by e-mail? This would be very useful backup material.

Thank you,

Milson
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Zam-Buk ads
December 17, 2003 03:40PM
Anonymous User
Hi, Milson! I don't know if I might be able to scan the ads through the library computers. I don't have a computer at home. You would be welcome to copies of the advertisements for your work. My email address is @#$%&.brett@talk21.com
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Zam-Buk
December 26, 2003 02:41AM
By Blits
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
Hi Gwen,

How much would you like as I am from South Africa and will be able to ship it to you earliest 3/1/2005

Best Regards

Jasper Nell

@#$%&: www.#####

Ps. We don't do websites,
We build Internet Businesses
www.#####/SBI
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Zam-Buk
January 06, 2004 09:39PM
By sean
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 4
Hi Gwen
I manufacture Zam-Buk in the U.K. to the original formulation & packaged in its original cardboard ointment tub.I will soon have the vetinary version ready that Zam-Buk produced.A red ointment with red labeling as opposed to the green we al know and love.I can be contacted on E.Mail at sean@gillson.freeserve.co.uk and will ship abroad.
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Zambuk
February 07, 2004 05:07PM
Anonymous User
hi gwen, saw your posting when searching for a pic of zambuk. dunno if u're still reading the messages here since ur original post was dated more than two years ago.

i don't know who was the original manufacturer of zambuk but during my childhood days, a british company called fison located in loughborough, england was manufacturing the stuff. i remember back in 95, when asking the pharmacist for zambuk in UK, they said that they don't carry it anymore. i also once work by the factory in loughborough and it looked pretty quiet. when back in malaysia, found out that roche was now producing it.

try looking for it at chinese medicinal shops. they might have it. asians don't mind the camphor and eucalyptus smell and they might stock it or know where to get it.

cheerio!
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Zam-buk
March 10, 2004 01:31AM
By Sheila
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 4
This certainly is a long-running thread! I started using Zam-buk on the recommendation of a friend many years ago, and am stretching out the last few bits of it. Today another friend emailed me to say someone she knew was using it for psoriasis and did I want her to find out where he got it. (I had asked her to check while in England on a trip some years back). I then punched in Zam-buk on Google and found that it is indeed available. My tin is a green tin...28 grams....manufactured in England by Fison for Fison in Scarborough, Ontario. I contacted them a few years back (because I live in Ontario) and they said it was no longer available. Could we be so lucky as to get it again? I can barely get the top off mine now! I checked the OutofAfrica website, and there it was! Woo-hoo!
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Zam-Buk
March 19, 2004 09:19PM
By colin
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 31
Folks,
regarding the origins of Zam-Buk, I have a little info that may help.
I have a piece of paper dated August 19, 1922 (nineteen twenty - two)that has an advert for Zam-Buk.
I do not know what publication it came from but it is on page 938 of something entitled "West Africa", the other articles on the page describe the history of WA and it is of almost A4 size, may be foolscap. I have only 2 pages of this document/book.

I can send a scan of this to anyone interested. email me on colin@macphail.com/
Cheers, Colin
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zam buk
March 27, 2004 12:04AM
By Jerome
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
hello
i remember zambuk from my chidhood, but it was sulfa-powder in a round tin you poured on wounds.
is it possible it's still around?
jerome
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Zambuk
May 05, 2004 08:09PM
Anonymous User
I always buy a couple of tins when Im in Malaysia, they have loads there! It's funny though, its manufactured by Fisons and shipped to Malaysia. Not expensive at all and a magical ointment, been using it for many years now.
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Zam Buk Fiend
May 15, 2004 07:11AM
Anonymous User
Is it true that Zam Buk still exists? I am using the last bit from the side of a really old tin right now and I thought I would search the internet for some more! I did not expect to find so many Zam Buk lovers like myself. I'm english and my family used to buy this stuff monthly when I was a kid! My question is where is the best, and the cheapest zam buk available for someone from BC, Canada? Any replies would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely Elana

orangeblond@hotmail.com
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Zam-buk all over the world
May 16, 2004 12:00PM
Anonymous User
I'm from Singapore and a newly dicovered fan of Zam-buk. The version sold here is a 25g circular, flat green tin... It's manufactured in Thailand by a OLIC (thailand) Limited [ their website is at olic-thailand dot com ] under licence from Roche Switzerland. Apparently, there's another 'version' that's made in malaysia that's more potent but have never seen that around myself.

Hope that helps.

(I buy it from the chinese medicinal shops which are quite common in the residential areas here in Singapore.)
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Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 4
I failed to find even the mearest whiff of Zam-Buk in Southern England's shops years ago (I think it was in the mid 90's?). Quietly mourning the departure of Zam-Buk from pharmacy shelves since then, I've eeked out the almost everlasting contents in my last and littlest tin. Now I only have a few more smears left and was quite beside myself with worry - what to do, what to do... (A Drama Queen? Moi?!?) Anyway - without much hope of success - I thought I'd try a quick search online, just in case... Low And Behold... Hurrah! Success! New suppliers and this thread!

Very glad to know there are still fans of the wonderous stuff out there. I'll be buying some more as soon as I can.

Long live Zam-Buk!! yawning smiley)
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Zambuk
July 16, 2004 08:45PM
By Lynne
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
My family (grandparents/parents/myself/brother/his kids/mine/friends used this throughout our lives thus far and the fact that I suddenly could not buy it at Boots was life-changing.

I wrote to Fisons some years ago to ask why they had discontinued its production and received a reply to the effect that there was little requirement for it. I have to say that I NEVER in all the years my family used it, and introduced it to many many other users, saw an advertisement for it in neswpapers/magazines/billboards etc.. It seemed to me to be a closely guarded secret that needed and deserved much wiser publicity. I formed the opinion that it was never well marketed.

Two years ago, I discovered through 'Google', in ddesperation, that Rose & Co Apothecary in Lyndhurst (close to our home) sold it and I hot-footed it there that same day to buy , as I did, their entire stock of 4 boxes(the cardboard version) at twice the price I used pay in Boots.

I have returned on several occasions since then to buy what is newly marketed in tins. It is not the same, however. There is definitely some ingredient missing. Today, I asked the Lyndhurst supplier to enquire of their manufacturer if there is perhaps an ingredient, which used to be included but which now, by law, or for a n o reason has been excluded from the original Fisons recipe. It certainly was more potent and much, much more effective for healing sores of all sorts.

Apart from the everyday reliability of the one time Fisons recipe for Zambuk, upon which my entire family has relied for over 100 years, I found it extremely supportive since developing psoriasis in the early 1900s. The current formula as produced by Rose & Co is inadequate...can someone please replicate the original? I am sure that many people with chronic skin diseases could benefit, (especially given further research) quite apart for the innumerable every day skin disorders which are 'cured' within minutes by this most wonderful treatment.

Zambuk rules....forever!!!!!

There needs to be more investment, but in the meantime I am pleased that some form of this miracle balm exists.

I have used Zambuk for as long as I can remember and I believe that its potential as a 'cure-all' has not yet been explored/exploited.

I hope there are enough of us out there to make a difference. This website gives me confidence that there are!

Lynne
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ZAMBUK
July 16, 2004 11:09PM
Anonymous User
I have a project to manufacture Zambuk in the near future, but in the meantime, the formula used by the South African company is different (one ingredient is different), and although it is lighter in colour, seems to be very effective. My tins were very old, so perhaps the green darkened ..... or it is the different ingredient that darkens the colour.

I would also like to know what is used as the base as the ingredients shown only amount to 8% of the actual weight.
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Missing ingredient....
July 16, 2004 11:22PM
Anonymous User
I see there are 2 'Sheilas' posting here.....I am the earlier post, so will use my full name just to differentiate between us! I don't know where I saw or read this, but I understand that camphor is the missing ingredient in the new ZamBuk, and that it is now illegal to use it (in the prep of creams etc.). Doesn't make much sense to me!
Thank goodness I still have some left of my last tin.....how potent it is tho' remains to be seen. It's a few years old. It would be interesting to know what the base ing. are.....all 92%. Vaseline maybe?
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ZAMBUK
July 19, 2004 12:05AM
Anonymous User
Well, I take it if there are TWO 'Sheilas' there, one of them at least must be from Australia????!!

The differing ingredients are:
(a) colophony - Fisons UK
(b) oil of Sassafras - Soukh Africa or Australia

but when I last checked, both of them still showed 'camphor'.

The "Buttington Blue Book" gave the following instructions: "you need two pennyworth of eucalyptus, two pennyworth of sweet oil, the same of swallow's oil, two ounces of beeswax and a threepenny box of Vaseline. Next you pour the whole in a jar and cover, then place in the oven overnight."

Regards,
Milson
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zambuk ingredients
August 25, 2004 02:18AM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
I bought a 30g tube here in Sydney about six months ago. Having recently given my left index finger a circular saw manicure (only mangled the end of the finger) I was disappointed that Zambuk it was no longer available.
I rang the company that was listed on the old tube and after a bit of prodding I was told that it was no longer available in Australia and volume did warrant stocking it. The person then tried to sell me on one of THEIR other products.

Anyway the ingredients listed per gram are;
Eucalyptus Oil 50mg
Camphor 18mg
Sassafras Oil 6mg
Thyme Oil 5mg
Colophony 25mg

I put an order with SATOOZ for a couple of six packs so it will be interesting to see what is in it.

Don.
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Zam-buk ingredients - South Africa
September 22, 2004 03:18PM
Anonymous User
I recently stocked up on Zam-buk from South Africa. The ingredients listed in the insert per 100g are:
Oil of Eucalyptus 5.03 g
Camphor 1.81 g
Oil of Thyme 0.5 g
Oil of Sassafras 0.62 g

It seems to be only the last ingredient that differs from the Australian formula.
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Zambuk supplier
September 27, 2004 06:16PM
Anonymous User
Hey, I dont know if this is completely outdated, but I live in South Africa and am travelling to Canada (Toronto) in December, being able to bring any amount of Zambuk with to Canada. They sell different sizes of the wonder ointment in virtually every supermarket here in SA. And it is also quite cheap (aprox. $1.50 a large can).
So if anybody is interested, please contact me asap. I hope this is of any help.
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ZAMBUK
September 27, 2004 07:16PM
Anonymous User
>Hey, I dont know if this is
>completely outdated, but I live in
>South Africa and am travelling to
>Canada (Toronto) in December, being able
>to bring any amount of Zambuk
>with to Canada. They sell different
>sizes of the wonder ointment in
>virtually every supermarket here in SA.
>And it is also quite cheap
>(aprox. $1.50 a large can). So
>if anybody is interested, please contact
>me asap. I hope this is
>of any help.
******************************
Yes indeed I would be interested. It is a very long time since I saw the large tins, and would be interested in maybe 3 of them (I could only get the small 16g tins the last time). I live in Vancouver BC and look forward to hearing from you again. I was hoping to get it manaufactured over here sometime soon.

Warmest Regards,

Milson Macleod
604-408-9923
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ZAMBUK
September 27, 2004 07:18PM
Anonymous User
I just noticed that you said the LARGE tin was around $1.50 ...... in that case I would take more than just 3, maybe one dozen.

Regards,

Milson
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Use with Pregnancy
October 06, 2004 08:49PM
Anonymous User
Hi - I have one of the OLIC type and are wandering if this product is dangerous for pregnants?

brg
Lade
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Zambuk supply
October 10, 2004 04:38PM
Anonymous User
Hey,
Dont know about the use of it with pregnancy, but Milner: made a mistake with the price. The middle sized ones would cost about that, small ones are about a dollar and the large unfortunately around 3 canadian dollars (15 South African Rand - that is).
I'm going to be in Toronto from the 27th of december to about the 10th of Jan and could maybe send them to BC. Let me know if you're still interested and how many I should bring via e-mail.
Kind regards
Lucille#
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Zambuk
October 10, 2004 05:50PM
Anonymous User
That price is still OK, Lucille.
Thanks,
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Zam-Buk
October 19, 2004 12:56PM
By Claire
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
Why don't you just buy it from the web?
Try: http://www.rose-apothecary.co.uk/zambuk.html
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Zambuk supplier
October 29, 2004 07:12PM
Anonymous User
Hey anybody,
Still willing to supply you canadians with Zambuk, am leaving in two weeks though. The way I'm doing it with other Zambuk-lovers is to get their order and address, send it to them, once in Canada/USA and have them deposit the money into the account of the friend I will be staying with. So Milson, if you're still interested, just write me an e-mail and we can make an arrangement.
Kind regards
Lucille#
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Zambuk
October 29, 2004 08:31PM
By Milson
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
YTes, still interested in i doz tins.

Did you mention the ingredients used in these tins? - I can't remember any more. Preesumably it is only the British manufacturer (Rose) who is not sticking to the original recipe.

Regards,

Milson
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Ingridients
October 31, 2004 09:38PM
Anonymous User
Oil of Eucalyptus 5.03g
Camphor 1.81g
Oil of Thyme 0.50g
Oil of Sassafras 0.62g
are the ingridients listed per 100g for the South African Roche Products version. Also still dont know the main base ingriedient. Maybe vaseline.
So Milson, you really want a dozen large Zambuks?
The price I'm getting them for now (if its due to inflation or lack of demand I dont know) is 19 Rands, which is an estimated 4 Canadian Dollars. I think postage to Vancouver is around 3 to 7 $. So..with some maths, thats around $55 for twelve. still interested?
If so, just send me an e-mail with your address and number and I will e-mail you the details of my friends canadian bank account, so you can deposit the money when you receive the package.
I am leaving on the 16th of November, so you need to get to me before that.
Kind regards
Lucille#
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Zambuk
November 09, 2004 06:51PM
Anonymous User
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner on this; just got out of hospital yesterday.

Please cancel the arrangement. I have discovered that the ingredient 'camphor' is causing problems. Apparently for animals there is "Red Zambuk", which does not have camphor, as they tend to lick their wounds and this should not be ingested.

I had a similar problem using it recently on a cold sore on my lip, as I suffer from asthma now and again: it made my breathing very difficult, so I shall have to retrace whoever said they were manufacturing RED Zambuk to see what the difference in ingredients is. All others seem to include camphor, and this may be why it was frowned upon by the authorities (well, at least it would give them a good excuse!).

Regards,

Milson
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Urgent message to Milson
November 10, 2004 06:30PM
Anonymous User
Dear Milson,
I would like to know if that is still the case and you do want 12 large cans at 4 Canadian Dollars a piece. I really dont feel like carrying such a load half-way round the world, for no apparent reason. Especially since I am doing this more as a favour than a business arrangement.
I am leaving on monday and would require your confirmation and address in order to purchase the lot. I could then send them off as soon as I am in Torronto and e-mail you my friend's canada account details, so you can deposit the money as soon as you receive the tins.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Kind regards
Lucille Dawkshas
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ZAMBUK
November 10, 2004 06:34PM
By Milson
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
Sorry, Lucille, I confirm the cancellation for the reasons stated and apologise for the short notice.

Sincerely,

Milson
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thanx
November 11, 2004 07:43PM
Anonymous User
Dear Milson,
Thank you for the quick reply.
Hope you can obtain Zambuk by some other means.
Enjoy the festive season.
Love Locille#
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Zambuk
January 13, 2005 03:51PM
Anonymous User
Hi,

Just one more Zambuk believer who would like to get some.

Also used it as a kid, but haven't seen it for years.

If you manage to import it or make it, let me know, I can move a bunch of it, here in Alberta.

Gord
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Zam-Buk Ingredients
January 20, 2005 09:19PM
Anonymous User
Found a tin in my parents medicine cupboard. Surprised I'm not green considering the amount that was applied to me as a child!

28g tin. Ingredients read:

Eucalyptus Oil B.P 5.0% w/w
Camphor B.P 1.8% w/w
Oleum Sassafras B.P.C 1949 0.65% w/w
Oleum Thymi B.P.C 1949 0.50% w/w
Colophony B.P 2.5% w/w

Manufactured by Fisons, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

I consider it a family heirloom <img src="[www.africaguide.com]]
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zam buk usage
January 23, 2005 02:26AM
By Penny
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
Someone gave me a tin of zam buk. Can you tell me what is it good for? Is it good for the bruise? Should I put it on right away? Is it good for a black eye?
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Where to Buy Zam-Buk
January 28, 2005 08:34PM
Anonymous User
Hi Gord,

There are millions of us out there.

I recently found buying Zam-Buk easy and cheap. I ordered 6 small tins for about $36.00 including shipping. You can buy it on line from Australia at:

http://www.satooz.com/

Airmail is cheap and I received my order in about 3 weeks.

Doug
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Zam Buk
February 04, 2005 06:55PM
By Wendy
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 4
Gwen,
I saw your posted on the web about Zam Buk being available on the web from a company in Vancouver. I did a search and was not able to come up with it. Do you happen to have the website?

Thanks,
Wendy
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re your purchase from Satooz
May 21, 2005 02:35PM
Anonymous User
>Hi Gord,
>There are millions of us out there.
>
>I recently found buying Zam-Buk easy and
>cheap. I ordered 6 small
>tins for about $36.00 including shipping.
> You can buy it on
>line from Australia at:
>http://www.satooz.com/
>Airmail is cheap and I received my
>order in about 3 weeks.
>Doug

G'day Doug
Saw your posting on here and wondered if you could post the ingredients they (Satooz) use in their Zam-Buk. Is it the same as the original? I am running out.
The original being Eucalyptus Oil BP 5% Camphor BP1.8% Sassafras Oil BPC 0.65% Thyme Oil BPC 0.50% Colophony BP 2.5%
Regards, Karen. (One who also grew up with Zam-Buk, and now passing this wonderful healer of everything-well almost,won't fix a hangover-onto my children.)
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Zam-buk
May 21, 2005 03:55PM
By Allison
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
>Found a tin in my parents medicine
>cupboard. Surprised I'm not green considering
>the amount that was applied to
>me as a child!
>28g tin. Ingredients read:
>Eucalyptus Oil B.P 5.0% w/w Camphor
>B.P 1.8% w/w Oleum Sassafras B.P.C
>1949 0.65% w/w Oleum Thymi B.P.C
>1949 0.50% w/w Colophony B.P 2.5%
>w/w
>Manufactured by Fisons, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
>I consider it a family heirloom

**************

In cleaning out my cabinet this morning I ran across an old tin of ZamBuk I've been hoarding for years! I have a tad bit left which I am savoring for as long as possible.

I decided to hop on the Internet to see if I could find more! Low and behold I found this thread! Interesting information and of course I'm interested in obtaining more.

Now, based on what I've read, it appears there is 2 versions...yes? If so, is any of them the original mixture? Is this original version of it available?

My tin is green (much like the tins I remember my grammie having when we were growing up) She and her family came from Leeds, England. The tin I have is 29gms and the ingredients read as follows:
28g tin. Ingredients read:
Eucalyptus Oil B.P 5.0% w/w
Camphor B.P 1.8% w/w
Thyme Oil BPC 1949 .50% w/w
Colophony BP 2.5% w/w

The following also reads below the ingredients:
"keep out of reach of children"
"Manufactured in England"
"FISONS plc - PHARMACEUTICAL DIVISION"
"Loughborough, Leicestershire"

I can't remember how I came to acquire this. I either snagged this from my grandparents home after their death or from my mom who probably acquired it from them. None the less, like the above poster, I consider this a real 'treasure'.

I am interested in knowing if this product is available with the above ingredients above?

I would LOVE to find more of this stuff. HELP! I am in the US, so wasn't sure if the Canadian sources will ship here.

Any help anyone can provide would be most appreciated. I would welcome any email from anyone who has more information.

Thanks! Glad to find this board!

Allison
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zam-buk
August 25, 2005 06:15PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
What a surprize to discover this on-going zam-buk discussion. Just went out to see if I could find it as I have not been able to get it for the last few years. I have been eking out the last one I got from my old home in N Ireland from after my mother died in 1998. Just placed an order with Satooz!
Thanks to all.
Glenda
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zambuk
September 08, 2005 09:55PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
Interesting reading: so many people who feel the same about this wonderful green stuff!
I grew up in SA and am now settled in the UK, but still use ZAMBUK for my family and animals.
My mum brought a load back from SA for me, but it won't last forever...
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Zam-Buk
September 12, 2005 08:55AM
By Susan
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 13
I was amazed to read this thread and realize it has been going so long. I live in Toronto Canada and still order Zam-Buk by mail from Burnaby BC. The company recently started stocking larger tins of Zam-Buk (60 grams). Their online site is

http://www.outofafricatrading.com/

Ordering is easy and I received my order within a week.

I have an old book of historic pictures of Toronto in the early 1900's. There is a picture of the Northwest corner of Yonge and Shuter Streets which shows a large billboard advertising Zam-Buk. The pic is dated 1908. Exciting eh?

I have introduced many people to Zam-Buk who had never heard of it before. Personally, it was always in the medicine cabinet when I was a kid so I grew up with it and used it on my own three kids until I couldn't find it anymore. One of my kids had sensitive skin and was allergic to most ointments....but not Zam-Buk!

Later,
Susan
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zam buk
October 14, 2005 08:18AM
By Nick
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 7
LAST EDITED ON Oct-14-05 AT 09:26 AM (GMT)


Dear all
I wish to say that this marvellous natural product
named ZAM BUK.
not only does it do everything that it says it does, you can add these to the list as well which have cured me and helped me enormously.
cured skin sun spots that wouldn't go away.
I use it as an anti aging ointment as an
anti wrinkle agent and smooths out wrinkles around the eyes great stuff and feels great,
use it as a cosmetic and moisturizer for all the face and whole body.
Any nerve damage or nerve strain like repetitive
strain injury of the wrists, great natural healer Zam Buk goes deep and penetrates deep and soothes the joints, gently heals like no other.
CONGRATULATIONS ZAM BUK YOU DO A WHOLE LOT MORE
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Anyone in S.Africa????
February 13, 2006 03:11PM
By mabers
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
I have tried emailing two of the former posters who said they were in S.A. and were willing to help. Emails were returned as undeliverable. One did get through to "Lucille", but I haven't heard from her yet. She brought me a few tins when she was in Canada last year (much appreciated).
I now need a few more tins for friends.
Satooz prices are almost double what I got direct from S.A.....hence my request.
Thanks in advance,
Sheila Mc.
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zambuck order
February 13, 2006 04:07PM
By Susan
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 13
I was amazed to read this thread and realize it has been going so long. I live in Toronto Canada and still order Zam-Buk by mail from Burnaby BC. The company recently started stocking larger tins of Zam-Buk (60 grams). Their online site is

http://www.outofafricatrading.com/
Ordering is easy and I received my order within a week.

I have an old book of historic pictures of Toronto in the early 1900's. There is a picture of the Northwest corner of Yonge and Shuter Streets which shows a large billboard advertising Zam-Buk. The pic is dated 1908. Exciting eh?

I have introduced many people to Zam-Buk who had never heard of it before. Personally, it was always in the medicine cabinet when I was a kid so I grew up with it and used it on my own three kids until I couldn't find it anymore. One of my kids had sensitive skin and was allergic to most ointments....but not Zam-Buk!

Later,
Susan
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Zambuk
February 13, 2006 04:37PM
By Milson
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
(SEND ME AN EMAIL link under your post)

I always enjoy hearing messages about Zambuk. I have a fully funded project to manufacture Zambuk in the near future and have assembled a collection of old advertisements.

Do you have the capability to scan that 1908 image into a computer and e-mail it to me? I should be very grateful.

I am at the other end of the country these days - Vancouver - but do not have a record of anyone in Burnaby manufacturing it. I shall check that website. It may have been down last time I tried it.

Warmest Regards,

Milson Macleod
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Zambuk
March 07, 2006 12:09PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
I live in Johannesburg South Africa and can send you the one or two you require. If a lot is required I can find out how I could send it to you. Use the SEND ME AN EMAIL LINK,
Regards
Sharon
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Zambuk
November 30, 2006 06:48PM
By jfox
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
Go to satooz.com

I get Zambuk from there all the time & they ship it to me in Canada. Last time I ordered I got 1 x 6pack of 16g tins and 2 x 60g tins and the total order including shipping was around $40.00 I think. If I remember correctly. Definetly worth it though.

And, if you have never tried the zambuk lip balm I suggest you do. I just tried it for the first time a couple weeks ago & I loved it. Now I have to order some.

Hope that helps.

J
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Zambuk
May 18, 2007 08:25PM
By Deepak
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
Hi everyone i have always used zam buk and i agree it is the best. I have a good supply and am willing to post worlwide i have the original recipes that we all remember from back in the day if you are interested in purchasing please use the SEND ME AN EMAIL OPTION.
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zam buk
November 11, 2007 03:31PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 2
Hi i will be inporting zum buk to the uk shortly,and as soon as the consignment lands and all is in order i will give you details of my supplier cheers tony
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&quot;zam buk from Asia&quot;
June 05, 2008 11:54AM
By KPLEE
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
I am from Singapore. I just discovered "zam buk" recently. My mum, who is 81 had a fall and use the oinment to soothe that bump she had on the back of her head. The tin of "zam buk" oinment she was using was more than 20 years old and still potent. It was running out so she asked me to buy a new tin for her. I went to to local medical shop and there were 2 versions on sale. Both were made in Thailand for Bayer. One was in a 25g tin with English wordings, the other was in a plastic jar of 36g with Thai wordings. The contents of both were the same greenish paste-like ointment. It seems that the Thai version was manufactured for the local Thai market while the other is the export packing made for sale internationally. Of course, the Thai version is less expensive. The export version can be bought from the internet via sgbox.com through their web-site and sgfairprice on e-bay. Both are Singaporean companies. If you need help my help to buy "zam buk", let me know.
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got my order
August 19, 2008 06:00PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 2
I ordered some last Thursday and got the order yesterday. Does not have the strong scent that it used to, that I remember.
Will see how it works on a burn I got.
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Disapointment
January 17, 2009 06:43PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 2
So i have used it several times on burns and blisters and have found no affect. A week ago I had another blister but this time i added Turmeric to the mix and the wound was half healed the next day (Turmeric has marvelous properties), so even though they say original recipe, or whatever the wording is, IT IS NOT.
So I will be mixing in Turmeric and more Eucalyptus to the the Zumbuk to make it work.
Very disappointed, but then lots that we use to use in the past is now diluted including Baldrian that was fantastic for stomach problems.
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Re: ZamBuk
May 14, 2009 03:17PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 9
>>I would like to get some Zam-Buk
>>shipped to Canada. Can anyone
>>help?

>http://cgi.ebay.ca/ZAM-BUK-ZAMBUK-HERBAL-MEDICATED-OINTMENT-25G-FREE-SHIP_W0QQitemZ220358767989QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCOMP_EN_Workstations?hash=item220358767989&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A3%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Greetings

I run an export business based in South Africa, I can get the original zambuk for you. 1 tin costs 0.34 USD.

Let me know if you are interested.
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Zambuk
May 14, 2009 04:22PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1
Hi, iamthatiam
I would love some zambuk sent to me in Canada. Please email me at orangeblond@hotmail.com.

Thanks!
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Zam-Buk
May 14, 2009 05:31PM
By owen
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 2
I live in Toronto Canada and still order Zam-Buk by mail from Richmond BC. The company recently started stocking larger tins of Zam-Buk (60 grams). Their online site is
http://www.outofafricatrading.com/
Ordering is easy and I received my order within a week.
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Zam-Buk
May 14, 2009 08:54PM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 10
Owen.

I did a product search for Zam-Buk and Zam buk and nothing comes up- can you let me know which page it is on.

Thanks
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zambuk
May 15, 2009 03:17AM
By owen
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 2
You're right. I could not find it either. I will contact them to find out why it is no longer on their lists, though I still see it in the picture accompanying Ointments and Lotions. I ordered 5 60gm tins last time, so it has been a while! LOL I'll let you know what I find out, or you could contact them yourself.
Owen
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Re: zambuk
May 02, 2010 05:14PM
By Milson
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 5
The reason why is that CANADA has banned Zambuk!! Obviously it is just too good ....... very damaging to the pharmaceutical industry ....... but I finally got a response to my last order (Richmond) saying that it is stopped at the border. They can no longer import it.

However, this situation should not last too long. There are drastic changes for the better coming up in the very near future.

Milson
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Zambuk
May 15, 2009 09:37AM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 9
Hi Owen,

I live in South Afrca we can arrange for the number of zambuk that you require.

If interested email me at:-
tgrampolokeng@yahoo.com
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Zambuk in From South Africa
May 15, 2009 09:43AM
Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 9
Hi Sheila Mc

We can make arrangement for you to get the number of Zambuk you require from SA.

Contact me if still interested:-
Gorden
tgrampolokeng@yahoo.com
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Re: Zam-Buk
June 08, 2010 10:43AM
By dolly
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3
Hi,

Did you manage to get Zam-Buk. i can get it here from south africa and send it to you.

I am looking to Migrate to Canada. May you help with contacts of who can help me. My husband and I are both in IT but we can work any type of job for a start in canada.

Cll me if you can Dolly +27726934362.
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Need Zambuk in Canada
August 01, 2010 06:28AM
By zambi
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1
Hello All,
I posted on this forum 3 years ago and someone was kind enough to help me get zambuk in Canada as a personal favour, which I greatly appreciated. I can't seem to find anywhere that sell and ships to Vancouver for a reasonable price. My last tin is getting low sad smiley. Out of Africa doesn't sell it anymore. My sister also lives in the US, so that may be an option! Any help is greatly appreciated!!
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Re: Zam-Buk
August 04, 2010 11:36AM
By INDIAN
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 108
hi am magic zam- buk seller in usa i buy it from some man in africa one is $10he will ship it to you this the person email contact him elizarbeth.ajei@gmail.com or you can contact him direct 00233249805817 ok Description: Tin. 7g. / Ingredients: Petrolatum, colophonium, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus oil), camphor (camphor oil), cera alba ..Zam Buk Brand Ointment ... (beeswax), thymus vulgaris (thyme oil).
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Re: Zam-Buk
May 13, 2018 07:23PM
Registered: 4 months ago
Posts: 1
Hey I am in South Africa and I can be able to send u the zambuks you are in need of contact me via whatsapp +27730865426
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