Ammonium chloride, a salt of ammonia, is, among other things, used as a flavor for licorice. The name is derived from sal ammoniacum, the salt of Ammon. In antiquity, this salt was found in the vicinity of an Egyptian temple dedicated to the god Ammon. It might have developed there from camel urine. Later sal ammoniak was produced in Egypt from the soot of burned camel dung. Today it is – thank God! – produced differently.

Ammonium chloride alleviates inflammations of the throat and tastes refreshing. Eat hearty!