11 Ways To Benefit From VapoRub

Woman looking to the left and coughing in her hand

It usually happened when you had a really bad cough or cold. “Trae el vaporú!” For many of us, we didn’t even know it was an official brand name until we got older. A lot older.

Latinos have used Vick’s VapoRub, or vi vaporú, for what feels like centuries. From helping you breathe better at night to helping rid you of the common cough, it seemed like it was the holy grail of all home remedies.

So here we are, as adults, still using it and we’re about to give you some more uses for it. Have your vaporú handy, here are 11 ways to benefit from the fun-smelling ointment.

1. As a Decongestant