Were you forced to take cod liver oil as a child?

or any other horrible medicines

13 Answers

  • Woody
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favourite 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!
  • 1 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)

  • 1 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.

  • Anonymous
    4 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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  • 1 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!

  • 1 decade ago

    Castor oil was the worst!!

  • 1 decade ago

    oh yes. huhhh. that's really horrible.

  • JAM123
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes,and a spoonful of malt extract!


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ...take them....ye gods...I've trauma still from it

    Source(s): ...no mommy don't want the nasty medicine.........Arrggghhh!. you get the picture..................hehehe
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