Magic White Flower Oil

There are a number of traditional Chinese self-help tools that I always have handy at home and whenever I travel. Some I have been using for well over 20 years. Like White Flower Oil.

This magic oil comes from Hong Kong. You can easily get it online or perhaps in an Asian grocery store or an acupuncture clinic.

I have it rubbed on my lower back right now as I sit and type this email. I used it to unblock my nose during the week after I spent the day in a stuffy, air-conditioned office.

You can use White Flower Oil for many other things too:

HEADACHE due to stress and tension - put a tiny drop on each thumb then put a thumb on each temple and gently rub in small circles for a minute or two. Be careful though as it may irritate your skin and eyes.

SORE JOINTS - rub directly onto joints, not on broken or inflamed skin though.

INSECT BITES - rub a drop directly onto the bite. Also rub onto arms, legs, etc, to prevent insect bites. For this, put a few drops in one palm then rub you hands together to spread the oil then rub all over your arms, legs, etc. Don't go overboard though, 3-4 drops is enough.

SINUS CONGESTION - very gently rub a tiny drop or 2 up and down the sides of your nose. Be careful though as it may irritate your skin and eyes. Also can add a few drops to a bowl of hot water then put your head over the top (eyes closed) and inhale the steam. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel for best effect.

CHEST CONGESTION - rub onto chest and upper back.

STUFFY HEAD - rub onto temples as per headaches.

AIR FRESHENER - put a couple of drops in a cup and add hot water. I do this in hotel rooms here in China that have had smokers in them.

MOTION SICKNESS - you often see Chinese people on public transport rubbing a few drops of White Flower Oil (or similar) on their stomachs and temples to stop nausea and dizziness.

EPIGASTRIC PAIN - a few drops rubbed onto stomach area can relieve certain types of pain and discomfort, usually from things like over eating or eating the wrong food.

A bottle of this magic oil is less than $10, making it an extremely worthwhile product to have at home or work, or when traveling, playing sports, etc.

There are other traditional Chinese oils too that are just as good. I use these too, sometimes just because I like the smell, or because for certain problems they do a better job. Here are five of the best.

Any questions let me know. I have been using traditional Chinese oils and liniments since 1987 so I know a thing or 2 about them.


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