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Thread: Aruba Rattlesnake Oil

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    Aruba Rattlesnake Oil

    yes, exactly what i wrote.

    my friend has been suffering from terrible sciatica for the past 2 weeks.
    (she is here in aruba and her vacation has been ruined because of her back/leg/foot pain.)
    a guy on the beach, a local aruban man.....gave her husband an ounch of "rattlesnake oil".
    he rubbed it on her bum and back.
    instantaneous........pain gone.

    i looked these past couple of days for the rattlesnake oil man.
    i have been unsuccessful.
    it is incredibly expensive.
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    That is a great story. I hope someone can find him in the future. If I had Sciatica that would make the trip worth it for sure....how much is expensive out of curiosity?
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    Interesting, I just found this info. The original Chinese version of snake oil does appear to have minor health benefits. Oil extracted from Chinese water snakes is rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid that has anti-inflammatory properties.Aug 23, 2015
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    $30 p oz.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    That is a great story. I hope someone cant find him in the future. If I had Sciatica that would make the trip worth it for sure....how much is expensive out of curiosity?
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    I am glad it worked for your friend. I would ask the beach workers near wherever your friend bought it...they probably know who sells it. Good luck.









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    i was told it comes from rattlesnakes.
    aruba rattlesnakes are endangered so that would be illegal for them to kill them to get the oil.
    (i think they should get them in florida where there are plenty of rattlers)
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    Not many things scare me, but snakes SCARE me! I hate them with a passion.









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