T.P.Lucas, after years of research as a botanist with professional experience, stated in his 1906 handbook that he believed that the papaw was the finest natural medicine yet discovered. He believed that the properties of the papaw tree (Carica Papaya) made it one of the most outstanding trees in the world. Of the thousands of specimens which passed through his hands, that which commanded his closest attention and to which he devoted special study was the papaw Tree. His investigations led him to believe that he had made an outstanding discovery. T.P. Lucas documented many cures with remedies made from the papaw tree. By use of papaw ointment sufferers today can derive the same benefits that thousands derived during T.P. Lucas' lifetime. Lucas' Papaw Ointment is a world-wide proven remedy of over 100 years standing. Lucas Papaw Ointment has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and may be used as a local topical application on the following. Minor Burns Chafing Cuts Gravel Rash Minor Open Wounds Nappy Rash Scalds Sunburn Splinters and Thorns also: Temporary relief of the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema Papaw or Papaya we all know as a delicious fruit, but the beneficial qualities of Papaw greatly aid the skin. Lucas Papaw Ointment is made in Australia from pure Australian papaws.