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Various medicines were used to ‘treat’ every ailment back in the 1800s. Some even used a contraption similar to a humidifier to breathe in vapors.

Medicine in the ‘good old days’

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Nature’s Oil: Take 5-60 drops for your ailments. Medicine good for humans and horses.

Yes, good for horses and people. And 5-60 drops? That’s quite a range.


That’s just one example of medicine from the 1800s, medicine that men traveling through town would sell to townspeople to cure their ailments. There was also Cardui for women’s issues, Testacoids for men, Hamlin’s Wizard Oil liniment for aches and pains and Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric Oil.

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