I remember my Mother taking it in the 50s and 60s. I also remember Cod Liver Oil and castor oil. I never hear about them any more. It' probably because the drug companies want us to buy more expensive, synthetic prescription meds for everything that ails us. Some of the older and maybe the folk remedies were a lot safer and cheaper. And they probably worked as well, if not better, than the stuff the pharmacuetical companies try to stuff down our throats.