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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    My mother would get a Swede, the vegetable type, hollow out the middle and fil it with brown sugar, used as a cough mixture.

    Cod Liver Oil tablets every day, are they still available I wonder, and concentrated orange juice mixed with water.
    Senna pods at night for my grandfather and Epson salts, after breakfast, which for some reason he always drank from a saucer mixed with some tea.
    John, my grandfather always drank his tea from a saucer. Wonder how that started. I always thought it was to cool down the tea. However, it was not that hot by the time you got to the bottom?

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    Tony re #11
    I guess I was right then it did taste like iodine, I always thought my granny could read. Good job there was no Prep. H. in the house.

    Thanks for straightening that out for me.

    Cheers, Rodney

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    #4... John in Oz , believe sulphur was an old time so called remedy for one of the unmentionable diseases, sometimes called the French disease, they in turn call the English disease. Should have been called the Esperanto disease and have done with it. With a bit of charcoal and Saltpetre. You would have had gunpowder would have given you a bigger headache than alcohol. Cheers JS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Moss View Post
    #19 Must've been a moving experience for your grandad!

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    #17 You can get fisherman friend in assorted other flavours now from blueberry to mint. Like Docs wife I have them in my handbag as well. Work a treat if I forget to take my asthma meds.


    Victoria, a mate of mine was up in court on a minor charge.
    He kept coughing and the judge said maybe you should try sucking a Fisherman's Friend.
    Your honor he replied, that is what got me in court last time.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Some may say not in the best possible taste
    as with marmite, some like them and some hate them.

    K.
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    Hi John.
    Your mention of Beacham's powder, reminded me of when we lived in NZ and everyone seemed to take; I think it was called Becks powder, in a paper the size of a cigarette paper it was used for everything, until they discovered it was causing huge numbers of people getting kidney cancer.
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    I think that was Bex powders, mainly consisted of large doses of aspro, hence the kidney damage. I had a friend who had a ciggie, a bex powder and a cup of coffee for her breakfast every day, no longer with us.

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    'Take a Bex and have a lie down' was the catch phrase.

    But so many of the pills and powders because of the base material in them, not quite cement but close, can cause Kidney stones if you take enough of them.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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