Granny’s Cough Medicine

Below is an old, very old, recipe that I have recently found of my grandmothers.

It is for a cough mixture that they used years ago. I have just found out that Laudanum was in fact, Opium! What! my grandmother took Opium? Then I googled Paregoric and guess what? 

Paregoric, or camphorated tincture of opium, also known as tinctura opii camphorata, is a traditional patent medicine known for its antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic properties.

What was going on back then in 1944? 

Needless to say - DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME (or anywhere else!)

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