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To: neverdem
Maybe I should look for my Dad's old atomizer & adrenaline?

Or maybe see if there's a stray can of Asthmador, or his Asthmador cigarettes? At least it contained belladona, so after he finished coughing, he felt good.

Material(s): Stramonium, Belladonna

Maker(s): Maker: R. Schiffman Co.

Date Made: ca 1940

Place Made: Los Angeles, California

4 posted on 12/09/2008 12:24:07 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Funny. In China in the early ‘90s there were popular brands of cigarettes that were advertised to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

And people are smoking other things today in some states in our Union to relieve pain and suffering, eh?


7 posted on 12/09/2008 12:33:15 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: ApplegateRanch
Amazing. About forty years ago, my wife and I met a woman in her 90's who told us her mother used to smoke henbane for asthma.

I just shrugged it off, till one day I read the label on a Contac Cold Capsule box.

One of the ingredients was hyoscyamine sulfate...From Hyoscyamus niger, Henbane. One of the Tomato/Nightshade/Belladona family.

So there was something to it. Salicylates from willow bark, reserpine from snakeroot, brucine from goldthread root-It's what they did before they had stainless steel reactors and lobbyists.

10 posted on 12/09/2008 4:50:31 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Blast from the past!

When I was a kid my uncle gave me one of those cigarettes when I was having an attack.

They work very well, and they were dirt cheap.

Basically just dried and ground leaves of Jimson weed rolled into a cigarette.


16 posted on 12/09/2008 9:32:10 AM PST by EEDUDE
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