It's discovery in 1906 was due to an accident in a turpentine plant. A steam pipe burst severely injuring three workmen in a turpentine plant in Wilmington, NC. In finding their way out of the steam-filled building, one of the men fell into a pit of what is now known as ASTYPTODYNE, a by-product of the Long Leaf Pine, which had no use. This man recovered from his burns quickly with practically no pain and little scaring. His co-workers suffered for many weeks from pain and scars. Learning of this miracle, doctors and chemists throughout the southland began a series of experiments. As a result, it was found to be a natural healing oil.
1918 Flu Epidemic
During the "flu" epidemic of 1918, families used ASTYPTODYNE as a preventative medicine by adding a tablespoonful to a quart of boiling water and placing it around the house. Family members not stricken were prevented from the infection by inhaling the vapors. Families today use vaporizers to accomplish the same result as used in the earlier days. Whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, hay fever and other bronchial complications have been benefited by vaporizing ASTYPTODYNE.
Why the Name?
People often ask why we selected such a hard name for such a useful product. Simply because the name says it all!
ASTYPTODYNE is a distillate, scientifically produced by a patented process from the resinous wood of the Long Leaf Pine. ASTYPTODYNE possesses all of the advantages of Iodine and Spirits of Turpentine, both excellent antiseptics and germicides. But both of these first aid remedies have been known to blister sensitive skin or actually defeat their purposes. This is not the case with ASTYPTODYNE. On the other hand, in cases where ASTYPTODYNE has been indicated, a perfect result is always obtained.