LIFESTYLE

By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 1408 GMT (2208 HKT) September 29, 2021

These widespread practices in the Wild West show how wild the times really were

Do not drink sulfur

Many in the Old West thought they knew a thing or two about self-medication.ADVERTISING

In general, people in the American West believed that the more unpleasant the remedy, the more likely it was to be effective. If the taste is disgusting and the smell even worse, then it must be good for you. This is how some ended up drinking sulfur, with its horribly powerful smell. Modern medicine, of course, does not support this practice because it is potentially very harmful.