Speakin' of old-time remediesMarch 11 2008 at 8:44 PM
Rita (Login ersatzrat)
from IP address 126.96.36.199
who can remember the name of the OTC drug for relief of neuralgia and neuritis? I'm racking my brains today 'cause I think I have a need for it. It's not at the drug stores, but I might find it at the Vermont Country Store like I find all kinds of otherwise passé drugs.
Could it be Miles Nervine? Was there another kind? How many old remedies for it can you remember?
"Liquidum non frangit jejunum." ([chocolate] liquids, amongst them, do not constitute a break in fasting.)
-Cardinal Francis Maria Brancaccio of the Vatican, 1662-
I don't remember any of the names
|March 12 2008, 8:10 AM |
I think it was Miles Nervine
|March 12 2008, 9:55 AM |
According to Wikipedia, it was good for:
"nervous" ailments (including "nervousness or nervous exhaustion, sleeplessness, hysteria, headache, neuralgia, backache, pain, epilepsy, spasms, fits, and St. Vitus' dance") "
And I remember that Blue Jay gives you fast relief for corns, calluses, bunions and sore feet.
Looking for Miles Nervine
|March 14 2008, 3:05 PM |
|March 12 2008, 11:50 AM |
What are/were Carter's Little Pills?
|March 12 2008, 1:30 PM |
Doan's backache pills were a "Mild diuretic through the kidneys". I always wondered how that would have worked through something else besides kidneys? " A mild diuretic" though the nose?
I am screaming
|March 12 2008, 1:59 PM |
My staff and I had a joke going for a while about Carter's little pills. We would ask customers if they have heard of them. Most had. We would ask "who was Carter?" People would immediately go into thinking mode and say a variety of things. Most responses were "the guy who made them" or some would say "I guess the pharmacist". We would laugh our asses off at this. It was kind of like a candid camera thing. You probably had to be there.
What is St Vitus (?) dance?
Oh, I can see that I will have fun with this one
St. Vitus Dance is the term my mother used
|March 12 2008, 4:15 PM |
for the dances that were popular in the '60s, such as the jerk, the pony, the frug, the mashed potato, etc.
It is also a medical condition:
Chorea sancti viti (Latin for "St. Vitus' dance") is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias. The term chorea is derived from a Greek word ÷ïñåßá (a kind of dance, see chorea), as the quick movements of the feet or hands are vaguely comparable to dancing or piano playing. (Wikipedia)
It's "Natures" spelled backwards
|March 12 2008, 4:26 PM |
So it must have been good.
I'd love to see the ingredient list
|March 12 2008, 8:17 PM |
for Dr Miles' Nervine that it could treat all those symptoms, especially "hysteria" which I have experienced often while rearing two sons!
I, too, have been known to be an awful crab, as has my older son who we lovingly refer to as Crabby Appleton.
|This message has been edited by Inquiring_Minds from IP address 188.8.131.52 on Mar 12, 2008 8:21 PM|
This is halarious
|March 12 2008, 10:06 PM |
how can that stuff cure hysteria? If so, I could use some from time to time.