April 10, 2008 6:40 PM Subscribe
Every August the 15th my mom used to come down with a terrible case of seasonal asthma. Back in the 50's people used to do a lot of home doctoring so to try to survive these attacks she used to get a product from the local drugstore called "Asthmadora" which she would burn in a saucer and inhale in a closed room. She would feel better after several days of lying in a dark room and breathing the Asthmadora air with labored breaths.
I always thought it was an unusual product (smelled like marijuana) as the sweet, ashy smell was fairly potent and had an unforgettable scent.
As a small child I was scared when mom was sick and anxious for her to hurry up and get better so I was glad when the Asthmadora was burning as it helped her condition.
I have since "googled" this product and 'can't come up with anything. Am I the only person out there who remembers it?
posted by Tullyogallaghan to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite