For every ache, insect bite or itch, we Filipinos have an array of oils and balms that we swear by. Most people have a tube or tiny bottle of this wonder liniment handy just in case they feel unwell. Even Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy shared anecdotes of his mom using Vicks VapoRub to “cure” him whenever he got sick. Efficascent Oil, White Flower and Vicks are just some of these treatments that we whip out at the first hint of a headache or cold. In this article, we will be focusing on Katinko, one of the most popular camphor-menthol-salicylate balms Filipinos use.
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