Wednesday, February 01, 2012
How many of you know what paregoric is? I had gone my entire 50 years without ever having heard of it (other than, perhaps, in a passing reference in some old novel), until the THGF mentioned that it is a very effective symptomatic treatment for, well, vomiting. Too bad the gummint banned it. Must have been the opium.
I remember hearing about it as a kid... It was used for horrid diarrhea, coughing, and vomiting. Peristaltically-related issues.... I think of it every now and again when I get bronchitis--the cough medicine with codeine has similar anti-tussive effects...