Why Vicks VapoRub is so beloved among Latino families

A jar of Vicks VapoRub. Photo credit: StarsApart/CC 2.0, via Flickr

Vicks VapoRub is supposed to help break up congestion and relieve coughing. Studies show it can help children sleep. For Latino families, the salve is a cure-all, used for acne, bruises, toenail fungus, bleeding head wounds, and more. Some even drink it with tequila to ward off sickness.