Were you forced to take cod liver oil as a child?
or any other horrible medicines
- WoodyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
My childhood was during WW2 and cod liver oil was just one of the medications we took.Others were;
Senna Tea=Senna pods,from the herbalist,brewed in hot water-Worlds' best laxative.
Cod liver oil and malt=Thick as treacle,a tablespoon every day.
National concentrated orange juice=An unsweetened cordial,meant for babies only.
Liquid paraffin=Another favourite laxative.
Mothers' Friend=Patent medicine from the corner shop,mums' put it on a babies dummy to pacify it-contained opium!
Indian brandee=Another corner shop remedy,for stomach ache.
Castor oil=Yet another laxative,if a child complained of tummy ache,out came the Castor oil!
Beechams' pills=You've got it another laxative!
Ex-lax=Choc;but not as we know it!Go on guess!
I could go on all day,see how these grab you!
:-)Source(s): Happy days!
- Dark CrusaderLv 51 decade ago
as i child my father forced me to take a lot of things, cod liver by the spoonful, codeine for the trots, vinegar for colds and he used to use a large pin to extract splinters. As a dad he was OK but as a mentor he was a complete A***, i hated my childhood because of him, when i ask him today he denies all knowledge and says he never inflicted anything on me or my 2 brothers but heh ho, i'm still alive and i still take cod liver oil (but in tablet form)
- cubalishusLv 71 decade ago
Yes, every single morning without fail my mom had us take a spoonful of that and something called Liquifruita, that was totally vile and tasted like garlic, we never had colds or ailments though so they must have worked for us.
- DebraLv 44 years ago
It was prescribed to me for the pain of osteoarthritis. It´s good. For digestion, yes, it will help but hypothyroidism... I doubt it very much because that is caused by an imbalane in the thyroidal glan. That problem belongs to endocrinology. Wish you health!
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- Calamity JayneyLv 71 decade ago
Yes every day together with something called Metatone tonic which made my teeth black because it contained iron and other minerals. YUK! I can still taste it!
- oceancity714Lv 61 decade ago
Castor oil was the worst!!
- ♥ﻞụĹĩĘŋŋĘ☺Lv 51 decade ago
oh yes. huhhh. that's really horrible.
- JAM123Lv 71 decade ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
yes,and a spoonful of malt extract!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
...take them....ye gods...I've trauma still from itSource(s): ...no mommy don't want the nasty medicine.........Arrggghhh!. you get the picture..................hehehe