Smelling Salts – History, Uses & Disadvantages

Smelling salts

Smelling salts are a centuries-old folk prescription for fainting. From back to the 13th century at least, ammonia — the active component in smelling salts — has been a key component of the doctor’s medicine bag. Recently, physicians largely moved away from smelling salts in favor of more straightforward techniques to prevent or reverse fainting.  But … Read more