Mentisan Minted Ointment 25g
Sometimes describes as a South American medicinal Duct Tape, this amazing stuff has been manufactured in La Paz since 1938 and the product on sale today is little changed from the original product – if it isn’t broken don’t fix it.
Originally invented by a German Ernesto Schilling who migrated to Bolivia in 1920, the aim was to create something to alleviate the common cold (which is pretty common in the Andean Altiplano). Rub it onto the chest or a sore nose or use as a vaporized decongestant for relief from symptoms. And it worked and became an instant across Bolivia. And through that success, so it started being used for a host of other ailments and today its uses include calming rheumatic and neuralgic pain, relief from burns (both flame and sunburn), mosquito bites, cracked heels and bruises, knee pain, back pain, arthritis, pretty well anything. Even doctors will recommend it as Bolivians know it “heels everything”.