What popular condiment was sold in the 1830s as medicine?


ketchup. Ketchup or catsup is a table condiment with a sweet and tangy flavor. The unmodified term (“ketchup”) now typically refers to tomato ketchup

Tomato ketchup is made from tomatoes, sugar, and vinegar, with seasonings and spices. The spices and flavors vary

Tomato ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine. John Cook Bennett declared tomatoes to be a universal panacea that could be used to treat diarrhea, violent bilious attacks, and indigestion.

John Cook Bennett was an American physician and briefly a ranking and influential leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, who acted as mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, and Major-General of the Nauvoo Legion in the early 1840s.


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