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Do you remember zemacol?
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the pink panther    Posted 08-31-2003 at 19:29:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my granny always kept it in the cabinet to treat burns and such.
we called it the pink medicene.
can you still buy it?
we still use watkins lintiment and their salve,it always worked when i was young.
...............i was just dreamin.......pp

Melody    Posted 09-04-2008 at 15:03:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If anyone still has a bottle of Zemacol, would you please e-mail me (or post here) a listing of both Active Ingredients and also Inactive Ingredients listed on the label? Thanks.

Zemacol ingredients    Posted 10-01-2008 at 13:29:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
We still have the industrial recipe for Zemacol in my family. I'll have to see about the listed ingredients.

Melody    Posted 09-01-2008 at 16:35:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There was never, ever a product like Zemacol! How I wish they would make it again! It was great for almost any skin problem. My mom had to doctor for poison-ivy until my dad's aunt turned her on to Zemacol. Every time I get an insect sting or poison-ivy, I wish I could find it once again. I bought the last two bottles our pharmacy had and they had evaporated till only half full (but I purchased them anyway). I wish the owners of the patent would see the this link, and manufacture it again. Perhaps someone like Vermont Country Store could pick it up! Wouldn't that be wonderful?!

hey hey    Posted 09-16-2004 at 09:07:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Zemacol was discontinued in 1975. My great-great grandfather invented it and sold the formula to Norwich Pharm. They discontinued the production of it (and the royalty checks to my family) in 1975. They sold the copyright to the name "Zemacol" and associated images, but I don't believe it's produced by anyone else, or they would be paying royalties to us again.

jeanette    Posted 07-01-2008 at 22:19:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I truly hope somehow you can find someone to start making Zemacol again .. I have looked for it forever & truly miss its cool comfort on a sunburn or any skin problem. I still have a bottle in the cupboard I think .. almost empty, but can't bear the thought of throwing it away.

Barbara Robertson    Posted 01-20-2008 at 09:47:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Your great-great grandfather invented a wonderful product and I truly miss it. I'm a redhead that sunburns easily and that was the best and only product I used. It was soooo soothing. I'm sorry they no longer make it.

Mary D    Posted 08-14-2006 at 13:20:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I do remember Zemacol. My mother, a registered nurse used it for hand lotion, itching, sunburns, suntan lotion, etc. I wish I could find some again....too bad the formula wasn't kept in your family.

Richard G. Lewis    Posted 04-12-2007 at 09:44:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to know the identity of the person who asserted that his/her great-grandfather "invented . . . [Zemacol] and sold the formula to Norwich Pharm.", because it was invented by and the rights to produce it sold to Norwich by my great-grandfather, Gary Massillon Lewis, M.D., and my family received royalities for it until Norwich discontinued its production and sale about 1975. At that time Norwich offered to sell it back to my family, but the associated anticipated costs, in particular having to secure new FDA approval, were too great, and my family declined the offer.

While Norwich marketed Zemacol, my family used the product. It was effective.

tb    Posted 11-02-2007 at 16:44:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a bottel of Zemacol,but I don't think I'll use it.It's brown not pink and I've had this bottel for some years.The active ingredients:zyloxin(orthochloro-mercuri-phenol)0.04%,zinc acetate,salicylic acid and carbolic acid (phenol).alcohol 2%

Charlie    Posted 02-19-2008 at 11:46:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have tried to stop itching with today's products and there is none like Zemacol. My mother worked on the production line and kept us supplied with it. It was pink. Any other color would lead me to suspect that it has gone bad over the years.

bryanzmom    Posted 05-10-2008 at 15:10:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember zemacol-my mom used it in the 1950s when we kids had the chickpox. I have worked as an RN for 40 years and some of the old remedies are still the best. It had a distinct smell but somehow is always worked

Kathy    Posted 07-13-2008 at 06:34:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
One of the best products ever made. It did a much better job on Itches than any one of the current products. Zemacol on a Mosquito bite took away the itch immediately and never to return. For whatever reason, the good working products are the ones that are always removed from access.

Priscilla B    Posted 09-26-2005 at 17:02:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used Zemacol all the time when I was a kid and always had some in the medicine cabinet as an adult. It worked very good and I loved the smell of it. Also, the fact it wasn't greasy. Would still be using it today if it was being produced. Give me the old time medicine any day.

Don    Posted 11-19-2003 at 11:03:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember it well, and would like to find out if it is still
made. I assume it is not. I prefer Zemacol to cortico-
steroids not used for anti-itch duty!

Okie-Dokie    Posted 09-01-2003 at 07:04:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I rember Hadichol, and Syrup of BlackDrat. Some of that stuff tasted so bad, you felt better just outrunning mom and her teaspoon of some awful medicines.

JDK    Posted 08-31-2003 at 21:35:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was made from 1946-1969 and is now out of production.

SeaJ    Posted 08-31-2003 at 20:38:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember that stuff. My mom used it for us too. I have often wondered myself if it can still be found anywhere because I have never seen it anywhere.

Sid    Posted 08-31-2003 at 19:38:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do not remember that particular but it seem they had a lot of magic salve or it may have been the way Grandmommie put it on. How are things in Carthage?

the pink panther    Posted 09-01-2003 at 03:37:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey sid.
things are good the rain,hope it's not to late for the milo.i'm counting on it for calf feed this winter.
hope things are good in miller.
talk to you guys later..........pp

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