Vicks vaporub is one of the most frequently used decongestants. It includes some active components such as eucalyptus oil, methanol and camphor. It also includes some other inactive elements such as nutmeg oil, cedar leaf oil, thymol, lemon fragrance, petrolatum, and turpentine oil.
Most of you must have relied on Vicks vaporub to get rid of various health issues like a headache, chest and nose congestion, cough, cold etc. Lately, there have been a lot of talks going on about other not-so-talked-about uses of this 100 year old cream. You will be astonished to know that Vicks vaporub cream is used for treating many other health problems other than congestion.
What is Vicks VapoRub?
Vicks VapoRub is a mentholated ointment that is most commonly used to treat cold, cough, nose and chest congestion, minor joint pain and aches etc. Vicks VapoRub is presently manufactured in Mexico and India. These two countries do their packaging as well. VapoRub can either be used as an ointment or can be inhaled with hot steam. It should not be swallowed or applied inside the nose or mouth.
Vicks VapoRub in India is made by Procter & Gamble (P&G). It has been stated as an Ayurvedic medicine by Procter & Gamble. It is also indicated in the package as such. Vicks VapoRub generally gives 8 hours of relief from cough and cold. It is not suitable for infants.