liver salts

liver salts

pl n
(Pharmacology) a preparation of mineral salts used to treat indigestion
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Some Andrews Liver Salts are needed, and when not available a cold bath is in order.
My Grandfather swore by Andrews Liver Salts. He drank a glass of the stuff every day.
December wasn't far behind to claim the tinsel, figgy pudding, caroling Christians and Andrew's Liver Salts.
Spangles, powdered milk, love-hearts, Andrew's liver salts, Fairy Snow, powdered egg, Escalado, games compendia, I-Spy books, Franklyn's Fine Shagg (it's a tobacco, by the way).
If that wasn't enough, he worked on a series of Guinness posters in the 90s and worked with the Pink Panther in the 80s on a TV spot for Andrews Liver Salts. Google it.
"Judi Dench dampened my ardour by serving me a tankard of foaming Andrews Liver Salts instead of ale on stage" -Actor Mark Eden on his co-star in a play called A Penny for a Song.
I love our corner shops with their floors of varnished wood and the creaking shelves, stacked ladder-high with Spam and cans of soup, clothes pegs, thick-cut marmalade to soak into warm buttered toast, eggs with wisps of straw clinging to their shells, boot polish, scouring pads, liver salts, detergents, fruit salads, vinegar, custard powder, chamois cloths, ginger beer, moth-balls and tooth-picks.
In short, if Christmas TV made you feel bloated this was like a dose of liver salts - what a cure!
The strains of such a lifestyle were apparently made easier by the 14th century equivalent of liver salts, crushed seeds from the toxic plant of dog's mercury mixed with bittern, the liquid skimmed off salt-making equipment.
My own philosophy is that you know you are getting old when your favourite drinks are Andrew's Liver Salts and cocoa while Uncle Morrie says: "You know you're old when the only time you smoke is after sex."