Legendary unguent “Звездочка” – “Star” appeared in Soviet drugstores in 70s. Almost everyone remembers this legend, as it was really efficient, sometimes even irreplaceable and not an expensive product. People tried to treat every illness from flue to rheumatism with this. Surprisingly, the drug indeed helped almost in every case.
At some point, this unguent disappeared. However, the healing properties were so convincing that Russian pharmacists assisted to reintroduce the “Star” back in the market. Only nowadays, we have found out what this legendary unguent presents, what it consists from and how it can be used.
Originally it was called “Vietnamese star”, and it was produced in Vietnam. The real inventor was a Vietnamese pharmacological company called Danapha Pharmaceutical JSC.
Red packaging with a golden star was the best fit for Soviet reality. Probably this is the reason why the name has never been changed, and now it is as recognizable as coca cola.
Individual medical box was introduced as the first aid kit for security forces and civil defence forces in the Soviet Union. In case of a major military conflict АИ-2 had to be spread among the civilian population.
The design is flashy-orange plastic box, size 9cm × 10cm × 2cm with a label “Individual medical box” and a cross inside a circle. Inside there are several capsules with drugs and an instruction.
The medical box includes:
Previously, also aprofen was included. Aprofen is an antidote to fight organic phosphorus agents. It has a very strong hallucinogenic side effect known to cause people commit suicide in the worse cases.
The medical box should be kept in a warm place