Canadian TV Channel airs video trailer on Azerbaijan`s city Naftalan
Baku, May 14 (AZERTAC). CTV News, a Canadian English language cable television headline news specialty channel, broadcasted a video trailer dedicated to a small oil-rich town Naftalan, a major health resort of Azerbaijan.
The video contains information about renovated Naftalan Therapeutic Center and Naftalan petroleum spas, which are claimed to be an effective treatment against many diseases.
The properties of the oil extracted from Naftalan are known since ancient times. While Naftalan crude oil is too heavy for normal export uses, it contains about 50 percent naphthalene, a hydrocarbon that is the active ingredient in coal tar soaps, which are used to treat psoriasis. As such, it is only used for medicinal purposes. The naphthalene in the oil has given it therapeutic properties; however it is not clear whether it is also a possible carcinogen.
For centuries the local oil has been transformed into an ointment exported all to Asia and the Middle East, and patients have travelled thousands of kilometers to benefit from the Naftalan treatments.
The main natural curing factor is unique Naftalan oil which is extracted from bore wells and used for curing of diseases and after-effects of injury of motor and supporting organs, diseases of peripheral nervous system, skin, peripheral vessels and gynecological disorders.