People have used smelling salts for hundreds of years to revive someone who has fainted or passed out. Today, some professional athletes use smelling salts to help boost performance before a game, weightlifting, or training.
According to an article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, smelling salts have a long history of use in restoring a person’s senses. Their usage dates back to ancient Rome.
Keep reading for more information on what smelling salts are, their risks, and uses.