We live in hectic times. Our culture is insane and people turn to remedies of all kinds to deal with the insanity. Some watch lots of sport, some drink too much alcohol, some kill their life-essence with anti-depressants, others turn to stronger drugs (legal and illegal) and some take "Rescue Remedy" when the going gets tough.
I was saddened to learn today that a South African version, namely Natura Rescue contains an ingredient sourced from sperm whales. Ambra grisea, ambergris, Ambre gris or ambergrease is a fatty substance found in the intestines of sperm whales and was used as a fixing agent in perfumery for centuries.
... and don't get me started on Ethiopian civet paste.