1. Desert Son, OM says


    They seem to have left off: “Do not operate heavy machinery while using this. ”

    But at least the ingredients have been “skillfully combined.” That’s a relief.

    Still learning,


  2. RJW says

    What are the ‘other ingredients’ ?

    It’s interesting that of all the drugs listed, only alcohol is currently readily available in the West.

  3. Claire Ramsey says

    I think you could treat just about anything from a cough to an ingrown toenail to a piss poor attitude with that fine product. The warning they need is “Go to bed first, then take this medicine.”

  4. Al Dente says

    I’m reminded of another patent medicine:

    Have you heard of Lydia Pinkam,
    And her love for the human race?
    How she sells her vegetable compound,
    And the papers publish her face?

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    Each one-ounce dose contains 4.25 meters of alcohol, and even more marijuahoochie?

    You could get really strung out on that!

  6. says

    First: WAAAANT!

    Second: Indica’s effects can be easily remembered with the phrase “in-da-couch” — ‘cuz that’s where you’ll be stuck ’til you come down! (Still want, plz-n-thx) This effect is called “couch lock”.

  7. Al Dente says

    Pierce R. Butler @8

    Each one-ounce dose contains 4.25 meters of alcohol, and even more marijuahoochie?

    In this case “m” refers to minim, 1/480 of a fluid ounce (61.611519921875 microliters)

  8. satanaugustine says

    I think chloroform would be the only drug that would necessitate being in bed before taking this otherwise wonderfully formulated cough syrup. The morphine would likely just make one feel really nice at first before eventually causing sedation. And it’s a hell of a cough suppressant. The does of alcohol and cannabis are too small to produce much of an additive effect.

    If they removed the chloroform and replaced it with dextroamphetamine and LSD though, I’d be more than willing to try it!

  9. rq says

    It puts the cough to sleep, too.
    Or kicks it right out.
    I’m not sure which.

  10. Blondin says

    Actually, the best remedy for a nagging cough is to consume a whole pack of Ex-Lax. You won’t dare cough after that.

  11. johnthedrunkard says

    Chloroform and morphine are obvious anesthetics. I’m a little surprised by indica, maybe just a recreational supplement?

    While Pinkham is much more famous now, the 1906 Collier’s exposé had much more to say about ‘Peruna.’ Mostly alcohol, though the name implies cocaine. The stuff seems to have been even more notorious at the time.

  12. stever says

    Didn’t Beyer once offer a cough medicine based on their wonder drug, Heroin?

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