Mentholatum - Cure for Cancer

My mom always said that Mentholatum was the "fix it all wonder drug". I am sure that every family has some item that they used all the time growing up. Like in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", where the father used Windex for everything. For us it was Mentholatum, us kids always said that all the people that are researching cures were looking in the wrong place... They need to look at Mentholatum... It cures Cancer you know. Anyway, the reason I was thinking this today is because I carry a tube of Mentholatum in my purse and earlier I pulled it out to apply some to my lips. I guess I have cancer on my lips.

4 comments:

benning said...

Where do you find a tube of mentholatum? Like lip balm?

Interesting.

Saroo said...

I actually don't think that it is supposed to be used for a "lip balm" but it was instilled in my head as a child to "just put some Metholatum on it" from my mom.

I put it on my lips, cuts, bruises, even... and I know this sounds gross... around my nose when I am sick (helps me breath better). It truly is the fix it all!

And, you can find it in tube form at your local grocer.

Em said...

i'm pretty sure it was at your at house where, as a child, i was subjected to a game wherein, as part of a series of yucky tricks, a blindfolded individual (me) is made to stick her finger into a jar of mentholatum and told that it is (or was, in this instance) a cow's ass.

but i'm only PRETTY sure...

TibKat said...

Love it! Live by it! Will never be alone because I have it! GO MMMmmmentholatum!!!!!