An Ode to Vick’s VapoRub: 8 Surprising Uses For The Ointment

Ah, the magic medicine. 

It’s a proven fact that Vicks VapoRub can cure everything...well, at least if you ask our abuela. It’s a secret weapon, a magical potion, the fountain of youth, and the cure-all that Latina mothers everywhere love slathering all over their niños - regardless of what’s actually afflicting them. 

It looks like your mamá may actually be on to something, because Vicks VapoRub can be used in a variety of ways to make your life better -- even when you’re not moquienta. We've got 10 reasons why vaporú is the only thing you need in your medicine cabinet: 

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