January 17, 2023


Funny name – serious relief! Evil Bone Water (EBW) by Saint Apothecary is a topical analgesic liniment that can be used on a variety of ailments.* It has its roots in the 500-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine formula known as Zheng Xie Gu Shui, which, in a nod to its healing properties, roughly translates to “rectify” or “correct” evil bone water but is often referred to simply as “evil bone water.” Saint Apothecary’s Evil Bone Water was developed by Mark Brinson, an acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine in Georgia, and is manufactured in the USA with premium, ethically sourced herbs.

Evil Bone Water is a great product to have on hand in your medicine cabinet for reducing pain and inflammation from:

  • Sprains
  • Bruises
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle/ligament pain (including back pain)
  • Cuts
  • Insect bites

It penetrates quickly and enhances the absorption of anything else that may be used with it.

How do I use Evil Bone Water?**

To apply Evil Bone Water, moisten a cotton ball or gauze pad with EBW, so it is fully saturated but not dripping, and apply it to the affected area. You can rub the product in or simply hold the cotton ball or gauze pad on the affected area as a compress for 2-90 minutes. If you do use a compress, be sure to let the affected area breathe, and do not cover it in plastic.

Let the product absorb for approximately 30-90 minutes. It’s best to limit your movement of the affected area while it is absorbing, so simply relax and let it do its work! Relief should be fairly quick, and you’ll likely experience a numbing sensation for about 45 minutes. (If used on a cut, be aware that it may sting initially; however, this should quickly be followed by a numbing effect.)

You can use Evil Bone Water two to four times a day, with three times a day being ideal.

EBW will stain, so be careful what fabrics or materials it comes into contact with.

If you have specific questions or would like more information, please reach out to us. EBW can be purchased in our office or on our site.

*The FDA has not evaluated these statements, and this product is not licensed or intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Always consult your doctor before use.

**For external applications only. Do not ingest. Do not use over the abdomen or sacrum during pregnancy. Use on the face with care, as it can make the eyes water. Supervise use on children and watch for irritation or side effects. Do not apply directly to an open wound or broken skin.

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