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Search for the Old Remedy Antiphlogistine

August 2nd, 2012 · 35 Comments

By Garland Pollard

Some  have asked BrandlandUSA to help them find the poultice Antiphlogistine. Hard to spell, and even harder to find.

It was apparently one of those genius products that really worked, and still might have a market today if you could find it.

In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York. The initial trademark application reads:


The product apparently changed.

On the United States Patent and Trademark site, the second version of the product was apparently first marketed in 1948.


Somehow Church & Dwight owned the trademark, but it died, and was revived in 2010 by W.F. Young, Incorporated, 302 Benton Drive East Longmeadow Mass., 01028

Online, there are many who search for the product. The poultice version is apparently sold in Canada, or here, but only to be used with horses, though many use it apparently for themselves.

Love for some readers to help out as to how to get this product, or tell readers which formula is which. Do you need to smuggle it to the U.S.? Or is the animal version the same as the human. After all, isn’t a mentholated poultice a mentholated poultice?

Tags: Health and Beauty

35 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sandee // Jan 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I am looking to purchase antiphlogestine poultice. This is the best product for drawing infection out of skin, but I can’t find it to buy it for humans. Any suggestions?

  • 2 Liz House // Jul 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Please help me find some antiphlogistine drawing cream, ointment, salve. I know this product really works. I need the drawing product, not any of the others. PLEASE HELP.

  • 3 JMAJOR // Aug 3, 2014 at 7:00 am

    I have an old tube of the product and use it sparingly for splinters. Have used it for boiled and am now using it on a knuckle for a skin condition the doctor could not cure with a steroid. It’s working.
    Purhased it many years ago at an independent drug store in Sanford ME. All the big corporate drug companies could not supply it.

  • 4 FMILLER // Oct 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Dear JMAJOR:
    If you have the contents written on the tube and can mail them to me, I have a cousin who owns a compound pharmacy and told me he can reproduce the product if he has the formula. I have been desperately trying to find Antiphogestine Poultice to treat a chest and lung condition on my brother. My mother used to use it on us as children and it always worked miracles! Please help me! Thanks.

  • 5 FMILLER // Oct 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Dear JMAJOR:
    Please rad my previous message. Thanks

  • 6 Renee // Oct 25, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I found a 7 ounce tube at a local pharmacy in Milwaukee. It works for boils, cysts and other skin infections. Made by W.F. Young, Inc in Springfiels MA 01102

  • 7 Bridget // Nov 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I’ve been looking for this for quite some time and I happen to live in Milwaukee. Would you mind sharing where you found the tube?! Thanks!

  • 8 Donna // Dec 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I’m looking for this also. My grandmother used it as a poultice on our chest for congestion when any of us had a cold, and she also used it as a drawing salve for boils and splinters. This stuff worked so well. I wish I could find it. Amazon shows it in the paste form for horses but says they are out of it and don’t know when they will get more. They do have one in a tube or pump but it is a lotion. I want the poultice

  • 9 claudette dmont // Jan 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Can’ t get rid of this chest cold and looking for this antiphlogestine product my Mom used to use on me. Saw something at walmart?
    If u find it…let me know. this product at walmart is $16. somemething

  • 10 Bobbe // Jan 28, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Has anyone been able to find the old fashioned tube of antiphlogistine yet? I’ve been looking for years. I used to use it on my kids’ pimples and it worked great !!!

  • 11 Robbie // Feb 27, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Dear FMILLER these are the Active Ingredient

    Methyl Salicylate 0.05%

    INGREDIENTS: KAOLIN, GLUCOSE, GLYCERIN, WATER, BORIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, METHYL SALICYLATE, EUCALYPTUS OIL, PEPPERMINT OIL, AND SALICYLIC ACID. If your friend can produce this please let me know as the company is no longer making it. I would be interested in purchasing some. My email thank you

  • 12 Diane Shear // Mar 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I have a tube I bought while home in CT. back in 1997 and we use it sparingly. The next year while home I asked the pharmacy if they had any in stock; at that time the stores were all unable to get any more. My parents had used the product since our childhood for various remedies of which it always worked. If anyone knows how I can purchase more please let me know.

  • 13 Amy // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I have found an implement that is a product of this cream. It is aluminum, about 6″ long, and has the name, Antiphlogistine embossed into it and reads, “Apply” “Warm and Thick”. Would there b any collects or peps who would be interested in this implement?

  • 14 Shirley // Nov 16, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    My grandmother had a container of this when we were kids and used for scrapes splinters boils…. hers was in a flat can like a big shoe polish – now A535 AT Walmarts some say antiphlogistine all have wintergreen smell. As soon as I saw the word antiphlogistine my memory could provide the smell of that stuff and it was oatmeal or putty colour…. want to get some to have on hand and if I could lay my hands on the horse stuff I would use that – I have a jar of stuff that is for cracked heels etc and was originally for chapped udders so there you go. Now it is markets for humans George’s is the brand…

  • 15 Natalie // Dec 5, 2015 at 12:30 am

    My mum would love to get some of this. It was used by her family when she was a child and it worked brilliantly, not just as a drawing agent for boils, splinters etc, but also great for easing sore throats, when applied as a poultice. Would really love to be able to get some. We are in Australia….

  • 16 Wally // Jan 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but my experiences are like that of everyone who posted here. With all the corruption taking place in this country, in particular among the pharmaceutical industry in this case, it is obvious to me that this product is being repressed to make way for much more expensive, and less effective, patent medicines on pharmacy shelves. The lack of effectiveness of current products, of course, means you must return again for more of the same.

    Why can’t we call dishonesty out bluntly when we think appropriate? It is my view that this is the only way to get the attention of those who are possibly acting illegally. Regulators, of course, are not here to serve the public. Their constituents are those who will “pay for play”, which leads to the current unavailability of products like antiphlogistine.

    My wife has had chest congestion for some time, and the available products don’t work. I know antiphlogistine would. This makes me VERY angry. I urge people who want this product not to be so timid in their displeasure.

  • 17 Garland Pollard // Jan 14, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Wally..i think you are right..and you dont sound like a conspiracy theorist.

  • 18 Meg // Jan 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    No shame in being a conspiracy theorist As former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell said when “they” ousted her ‘just because you think there’s a conspiracy doesn’t mean the arent out to get you’

  • 19 Wally // Jan 23, 2016 at 12:34 am

    I posted the previous comment on antiphlogistine. Now another family member has contracted a chest cold, and is up in years. It has occurred to me that Alex could market this product along with many of his other health related products. MANY are looking for it as originally formulated. I just sent a webmail to WF Young, that stopped making it and asked for the ingredients along with the percentages of each. THIS PRODUCT REALLY WORKED IN THE PAST and not just for chest colds.

    Next I provide a link to what others are saying about their search for this product and a website that is trying to help them with some of the product history that goes back to 1893.

    Please read the comments section.

    I believe if Alex or someone on his staff for health related products contacted WF Young they would have a better chance at getting a response, and might even be able to provide it once the formula is given to them. So far I’ve found the following as ingredients, but without percentages:

    kaolin clay, glucose, glycerin, water, boric acid, sodium benzoate, methyl salicylate, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, and salicylic acid

    This product has been used for both humans and horses, but in the past there was a version produced for human use.

    My research did identify issues related to the salicylic acid. It seems to me that a disclaimer (avoiding usage for those with certain conditions) would make this ingredient a minor concern. I experienced overnight healing as a boy from a chest cold, which can be quite dangerous if not effectively treated. Considering the ineffectiveness of over-the-counter pharmacy products for conditions this medication successfully treated I consider it to have overwhelming beneficial properties.

    Please, Alex, or someone on his staff respond to this. In my case it is my wife’s mother I’m trying to find this medication for.

    By the way, I’m an avid listener to all of Alex’ radio programs. I hope his efforts to free this country from the control freaks that have overwhelmed it, and that of many other countries, are successful.

  • 20 Cathy H // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Antiphogistine poultice is available in Canada in the 5 lb tubs.

    Perhaps those interested in 1/2 or 1 pound amounts can contact myself…
    I’m sure something can be worked out 🙂

    I’m planning on picking some up shortly.
    ddreemz (at)

  • 21 BrianJS // Mar 27, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I have a glass jar I found in the contents of my grandpa’s things, it’s about 3 inches round, and 2 inches tall. It’s full of Antiphlogistine- Medicated Poultice dressing, made by the Denver Chemical Mfg. CO. INC, New York, N.Y. looks like it was never used or opened. It looks like its kinda old, but being in a glass jar/metal lid and sealed up good, has kept it all in great condition. If anybody is interested in it, I would take any kinda offer, and can ship it to any of the 50 states. My number is 219-508-0714- texts would be best way to get ahold of me, if u call and no answer, I’m at work and leave message and I’ll call u asap. My email address is I can send pictures or any other information. Thank you

  • 22 Kathy // Jun 14, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I am in complete agreement with everyone. My Mom used this on our family when I was a kid. Every cut, scratch, bite etc. got antiphlogistine and a bandaid. Took out infection and healed quickly. I had a tube for at least 30 years. It has disappeared and I have also been searching. Only thing that works. Please someone start making this again

  • 23 David Trupiano // Jul 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I really wish to find this product as I know it .I am running out of the 20 year old tube.A very interesting doctor told me he produced a product called Socend opinion.He has sense passed I understand.Any help would appreciated.Thanks

  • 24 David Trupiano // Jul 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I have been using the ointment for 60+ years.It really works. I met a Doctor that said he made a
    similar product called Socend Opinion.I would really like to find either product.Thanks,David T.

  • 25 anita timmel // Jul 25, 2016 at 7:29 am

    i have a 1 lbjar that belonged to my Grandpa. have been using it for many years. it is a great product. it seems that anything really good, they stop making. it contains glycerine,boric acid, salicylic acid,methyl salicylate, oil of peppermint,oil of eucalyptus and kaolin. i would like to be able tobuy this again also.

  • 26 Nicole // Aug 31, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    You can find this product in most pharmacy in Canada. I have been using it since I was a child and buy it every time I have a chance

  • 27 Raquel Martinez // Sep 24, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Back in 1974, my mother in law used to use this on my daughter for bronchitis. She would put the paste on her chest and then put a flannel clith on it. Worked great.

  • 28 Brenda Kaulback // Jan 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Please notify me of follow up comments. I would like to purchase antiphlogistine. My mother used it whenever we had chest congestion from a cold and it worked- as others have been saying.

  • 29 Frances Huggins // Mar 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I would like to purchase for my grand childern. They
    are constant we bronchitis. Help me please!

  • 30 Helen N. G. // Mar 29, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Does anyone know if the product available for horses has a similar (sticky) consistency as the old product discussed here?

  • 31 Lindel G B // Aug 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I remember using Antiphlogistine as a kid and have a swelling of my left leg. It is not water retension. Tell me where I can get this merical dressing.

  • 32 Rita McCartt-Kordon // Sep 20, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I am looking for the Antiphlogistine poultice too! As I’m not a doctor, but an long time user of herbs & Essential oils, I’d try a Mustard plaster for the chest colds. Please look on the internet for the formula!
    You might try a poultice of flour for the drawing out of infections. Just plain unbleached flour mixed with distilled water. Make it very thick! Spread on to gauze or white cloth like muslin. Leave on over night. Change daily! Hope this might help some of you. Bee blessed!

  • 33 Garland Pollard // Sep 21, 2017 at 4:08 am

    thank you for this Rita. The idea of a mustard plaster seems like a very good option.

  • 34 sabra a. sattler // Oct 4, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    when I was a kid (back in the 40’s) my mom used to put a poultice on slivers AND one time I got bit by a black widow spider, the poultice that we called “Denver Mud” drew the venom or whatever it is called out of my arm. She swore by the stuff….it was a tan color as I remember. I remember that it was antiphlogistine, but we always just called it Denver Mud. WONderful stuff I know that for sure. worked on my Dad’s boils, too…..very drawing salve….

  • 35 Lionel Schuler // Nov 21, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    It was tan in color.Came in a jar. My mother would place the jar in hot water and apply it to the impacted area as warm as possible and cover it with cloth or gauze. Worked wonders on sprains. Have looked for it for 50 years with no luck. The salve worked like a miracle.

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