Asked by: Kenya Lizanzuasked in category: General Last Updated: 16th June, 2020
What plant does Vicks come from?
In this regard, what plant is used in Vicks?
Also, what is Vicks plant good for? In fact, the vicks plant can be used for the same purpose. The leaves can be steeped in boiling water to vapourize the characteristic oils which are then inhaled, helping to clear nasal and respiratory passages. The leaves can also be applied as a poultice, or prepared in petroleum jelly-based ointments.
Similarly one may ask, is Vicks plant toxic?
Fleshy to the touch, its leaves emit a strong odor of Vick's VapoRub. Of the terpenoids, limonene (the same smell you get from citrus plants), was the most abundant, so if you're composting this plant, I would keep it away from your worm composting (vermicomposting) units since limonene is toxic to worms. P.
Can you eat Vicks plant?
A. Just to be sure, I checked with a friend who is an expert when it comes to identifying unusual plants. You describe your plant as smelling like Vicks VapoRub, and there is a commonly grown plant called Vicks Plant, Plectranthus tomentosa, but it doesn't have the variegated leaves of your plant.