Originally Posted by stoymonkey
Maybe it's like the same concept that if you rub garlic or soak your feet in garlic water, you'll be able to taste the garlic in 15 minutes. The pores on your feet are the largest pores on your body and absorb stuff rather quickly. But is Vicks natural?
We absorb many things through our skin, so it's quite believable that Vicks on the soles of the feet will be systemically available in a few short mminutes.
if you are brave enough, test this for yourself -
Fix a slice of garlic to the sole of a foot (sock? Band Aid?) and then notice how many minutes it takes to be able to smell the garlic on the breath. You may need the assistance of a tolerant friend for this test!
Vicks will be availabel to the whole system in the same way.
Is Vicks natural? Wikipedia thinks so, and I have used it in the past, and survived! -
The brand is most widely known for the signature "VapoRub" ointment
, a mentholated topical cream
intended to assist with minor medical conditions that temporarily impair breathing, including the common cold
. It is an Ayurveda
medicine and is applied to the chest, often immediately before sleeping, or inhaled by melting it in very hot water.
VapoRub was created in the 1880s
by Lunsford Richardson
, a Selma
, North Carolina
pharmacist, as a salve
for treating colds
. Richardson later moved to Greensboro, North Carolina
and began marketing it as Vicks VapoRub
, named in honor of his brother-in-law, Dr. Joshua Vick, a Selma physician. In 1948
, Edward Mabry
became president of Vicks, then known as the Vicks Chemical Company
. In 1985
, it was sold to Procter & Gamble. VapoRub is currently manufactured and packaged in Mexico
- Camphor 4.8% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)
- Eucalyptol 1.2% (Cough suppressant)
- Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)