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Updated:2014-07-03 16:51:31Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallThis photo of the old factory depicts the humble origins of these essential balms. Photos provided to Shanghai StarThese tiny tins of multipurpose balm have cooled skins for half a century. Wang Ying rubs shoulders with the brands general manager.In the days of the centrally planned economy, Chinese people had to cope with scarcity, and many products were multi-taskers. Qingliangyou, a coin-sized round tin of ointment, was one of the best all-rounders. Qingliangyou The pale yellow balm with a sharp flavor is a mixture of menthol, camphor and other ingredients. On a sweltering summer day, the balm acts as an excellent pest repellant, and it can also relieve insect bites and refresh the mind.The red-colored tin with its dragon and tiger logo has accompanied generations of Chinese people, soothing headaches, carsickness, fatigue, as well as relieving stings or muscle soreness.The memory of the little yellow balm is closely associated with its sharp odor, and people nowadays have divided opinions on it, with its adamant fans always bringing one wherever they go, while others say only old people like this smelly product.Oriental magic balmThe story of the essential balms logo of a dragon on the left and a tiger on the right can be traced back to 1911, when businessman Huang Chujiu founded the Dragon and Tiger Company in Shanghai.Previous Page1 2 3 4 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 Next Page8.03KTagsQingliangyou FengyoujingPhotoHot on the tracksBicycles built for styleCole flowers bloom in Bolo, Chinas TibetSweet factory in western AfghanistanShanghai Tangs certain something7 tips for childrens summer holidayArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelArt exhibit on DPRK modern womenCatching sights of summer13th Zhejiang Art Exhibition opens in HangzhouDressing up the weddingTailor-made specialsCulture insider: Chinese flash mobs address social concernsStudents learn tai chi in HenanEvents to mark 50th anniversary of Sino-French relationsShow features paintings of scenic landscapesCreative architecture from around the worldClassic Water Margin figurinesWorld Cup paper-cutsLeading lady a true legendIts all about making a spectacleChinas box office sales up in H1Stills of movie But AlwaysHan Han: My new film is nothing but a road movieFilm of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom to be released in ChinaTexas filmmaker releases BoyhoodFinnish doco eyes sustainable ChinaGymnast finds fame as ape actorTransformers 4: All-time top-grossing movieSherlock Holmes back for 4th seriesWulong Scenic Area to sue Transformers producersLu Yi and daughter Bei Er pose for street snapsEddie Peng poses for Life Style magazineGuo Meimei arrested for World Cup gamblingLee-hom Wang and wife welcome daughterBai Baihes lawyer issue statement to deny theft rumorsGraceful Zhang Ziyi attends Dior showFaye Wongs manager refutes stars drug rumorsCelebrities watch singles final at Wimbledon ChampionshipsStar Tracks in JulyTaiwan TV host testifies in stock scandalGuo Degang to buy US network?Angelina Jolie gets waxy in ParisShanghai Tangs certain somethingChanel Haute Couture F/W 2014-15Online retail mogul talks successHighlights of Hong Kong Fashion WeekChristian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2014-15Trend watch: Summer dressesThe blue and the brave are stars of Paris fashionGraceful Zhang Ziyi attends Dior showFinding new magic in lvShanghai Tang A/W 2014 collectionSingapore Intl Jewelry Expo kicks offLi Bingbings dresses at Transformer 4 premieresMessage in a bottleMaid-themed cafe in ChongqingOle GuacamoleLook this way, it’s the Peace duckAn offer too good to refuseHundred-family banquet held in GuangxiSweet factory in western AfghanistanHave you got blood bag drink?Female fashion heats up professional kitchensFish and chips helping British food drive to ChinaPeking duck restaurant group celebrates 150th anniversaryMerkel explores Sichuan cuisineTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism DestinationsEditors PicksTop 10 popular Chinese TV dramas overseasTrend watch: Split skirtsLatest looks in menswear: all about linesCulture insider: Cool and beautiful tips from ancient ChinaHot wordsGossipNanluoguxiangTeaOscars red carpetShirley TempleKorean dramaReganmianLeonardo DiCaprioZhang YimouNing HaoVideoBorn to make filmsHow to make Chocolate Mango EntremetVideo: Expore Dulong River Valley in YunnanColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-RayPauline D Loh:
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