In 1903 the
new product ‘Zam-Buk’, an African ointment made of beeswax, oils of eucalyptus, camphor, red thyme and pine, which promised to relieve or cure all sorts of ailments, started to appear on
chemists’ shelves in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Apparently it was discovered by a Boer War veteran and for the first-half of the 20th century it was a very popular product
commonly referred to as the ‘miracle treatment’ and used as a useful embrocation for many ailments. The original and authentic green herbal ointment has been South Africa’s favorite healing
product for over a century and is loved by users all over the world.