Pic of the Day

Gripe water is a liquid given to infants with colic, gastrointestinal discomfort, teething pain, reflux and other stomach ailments. Its ingredients vary, and may include alcohol, a bicarbonate, ginger, dill, fennel and chamomile. It is typically given to an infant with a dropper in liquid form. Adults may also take gripe water for soothing intestinal pains, gas or other stomach ailments. There is no clinical evidence for the effectiveness of gripe water.

It boggles the mind that this advert from 1934 is representative of the understanding and knowledge of modern science demonstrated by a typical conservative Republican, nowadays.

I suspect the Tea Party-types in particular are a solid market for underwear with copper threads woven in to preserve the purity of precious bodily fluids.


5 thoughts on “Pic of the Day

  1. moss says:

    We mustn’t leave out what used to be called the “vegetarian Left” – who crap their GMO-free cotton drawers over the prospect of vaccinating their children.

  2. Kritantatanu says:

    To some the five headed cobra is a symbol of wakefulness in the deep and the energy that raises and opens up.

  3. angrymanspeaks says:

    Well; since I’m here:
    I have no faith in copper socks or the like and I’m not panicky about GMOs but despite the lack of clinical data, I have to say that the liquid we buy as “Gripe Water” for my grandson seems to work quite well every time. If he has belly ache or gas pain etc. We don’t use it often because random stomach trouble is not to be taken lightly if frequent but once in a while; and I swear it does work. Takes about 15 mins and he settles down and stops crying. Sorry but some of the old remedies really do work. St John’s Wort does help with mild depression for some people. I’ve seen it myself but as for clinical evidence; Nah.
    Many herbal remedies work; some for some and some for others. Are any of the effects psychological? Could be. I don’t have any clinical evidence for that either but if it makes someone feel better; I figure it really doesn’t matter. I’d wear a spider web mask and eat tree bark if I could convince myself it would kill the pain in my chest-wall sometimes. Sadly; I’m not that gullible. But again; some do work.
    Still no faith in copper.

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