Vintage Medicine – Morphine, Meth, Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin on the menu

 

Morphine, meth, weed, cocaine and heroin are just a few of the medications used back in the day to cure things like sore throats and tooth aches. Yowza!

Cocaine drops

Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops

Cocaine was sold over-the-counter until 1914, which was otherwise known as the good old days.

cocaine-toothache “Not recommended for children under 6” WTH??!!

cocaine-toothache

Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup

With 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce, it’ll cure the aches associated with teething, and life in general.

cocaine-toothacheGorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and CocaineGorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in 1886 by John Pemberton. He used five ounces of coca leaf (141.7 g) per gallon of syrup in the first five years, but the company was bought by businessman Asa Griggs Candler in 1891, who claimed his formula contained only 0.5 ounces. (14.2 g)

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

A mixture of opium and alcohol helped infants and little children to fall asleep, eeeeeeek!!

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About vintagewanderlust33

I'm a 34 yo with a dusty soul. I love everything old! I hope to find new treasures through networking as I'm always on the hunt for something that has a hint of nostalgia. View all posts by vintagewanderlust33

2 responses to “Vintage Medicine – Morphine, Meth, Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin on the menu

  • Freaky Folk Tales

    Wow, an acologist’s dream! Really enjoyed reading your article. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Paul

    • vintagewanderlust33

      Thanks for the comment. I was very surprised to hear the hardcore drugs used for every day meds and especially for small children. Now we cringe at a pregnant woman who has a glass of wine and the thought of second hand smoke. There are conflicting reports to this day if that is healthy or not to even have a glass of wine. My, how times have changed!

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