Hi there, dear friends 😀
This very useful oil was introduced to me by my late healer friend, when I asked her if she knew of any oil that can heal burns and cuts very well.
She replied, “Use chicken and duck oil – it stops bleeding very quickly and heals the wounds well. I once had such a deep cut on my finger and the bleeding didn’t stop until I applied the chicken duck oil.” In the Chinese Cantonese dialect, she called the oil “Gai Ngap Yau.” I have a bottle of this oil in my kitchen and I can attest to its quick healing qualities – burns did not leave any scars and cuts were not painful at all the following day – when I used this oil (you have to follow application method below.)
Contrary to its weird poultry name, this oil is not made from the oil of chickens and ducks at all, but from some Chinese herbal ingredients. It is the brand that is known as “Chicken and Duck”. The Chinese call it, “Gai Ngap Yau.” The actual name of the oil is “Pak Chow Medicinal Oil.”
People who spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping food and cooking will know that burns from splattering oil or from the oven, and knife cuts are quite normal. It is very important that those kitchen injuries be treated quickly and properly for the wounds to heal well and quickly. For those that work in restaurant kitchens, they would certainly appreciate a good healing oil for their cuts, lacerations and burns, so that their work is not much hindered.
Here is how you use the oil :-
1) whenever you sustain a cut or a burn, quickly run that area under tap water to clean it.
2) pour some Chicken & Duck Oil liberally over the injured area. If it is a burn, gently massage the oil into the flesh.
3) on an adhesive bandage, put some oil on the cloth part of the bandage and put the bandage on the wound.
4) if the injury in on your hands, wear gloves over the bandaged area and continue with your work.
5) IMPORTANT! This step will hasten the healing ===> change your bandage every time it gets wet, or after you showered. Replace with a new adhesive bandage, with some oil applied to the wound and also to the cloth part of the bandage. Leave the bandage on overnight when you sleep. Change to a new bandage the next day.
You will find that the following day after your cut, your wound is no longer painful even it is exposed to water and by the third day, although the cut may not have closed totally yet, there is no pain at all and your cut is healing very well.
Where to buy Chicken & Duck Oil :-
I can’t find any here in the Klang Valley as this oil is produced in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia. But you can buy it at any Chinese medicine shop in Penang or in the Northern states. I usually get some friends who are travelling to Penang to buy some for me. It costs around RM5-90 (US$1-50) only per bottle.
In addition to the kitchen, I also have a bottle of this very useful oil in all my bedrooms and in the living room, because this oil is very good for itches, too. We get mosquito bites often here and the oil helps to get rid of the itch from insect bites.
I had even applied this oil on my cat’s half inch cut near her shoulder – there was no fur around that cut and I think she must have sustained the wound at my door grille. Her would healed in two days and her fur grew back! I just applied the oil a few times a day and although she licked it off after the applications, her wound healed quite fast.
I have also used the oil on my Shih Tzu’s wounds that were sustained when he was attacked by a stray dog. The injuries also healed very well and quickly, without leaving any scars.
This “Chicken & Duck” Oil is a must-have item in your first aid kit, and certainly at a quick access location in your kitchen. So, try to get this oil and it will be your “best friend” in the kitchen!
With best wishes,