When I was but a young lad, my mother used to give me coke syrup whenever I had an bad tummy. Later on, when I was older but still not old, as it was in my early days as a young adult, I heard tell that there was a connection between coke syrup and Coca-Cola.
Heck, just recently my younger brother (he is still younger than I even though he is 51 years old), Daryl, was drinking Coca Cola because he said it helped him with nausea and helped to settle his upset stomach.
Well now, let us look into this matter.
MotherNature.com has an interesting article concerning nausea and coke syrup. Let me quote part of that article for you:
“Let’s get syrupy about it. If you’re not that nauseated, ‘Coke syrup is something we use that seems to work real well,’ says pharmacist Robert Warren, Pharm.D., who heads Pharmacy Services at Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, California.”
You just might want to read the entire article. If so, follow the embedded link and click on over to Nausea, 10 Stomach-Soothing Solutions.
Want more? Continue on.
From another web site:
“Years ago I had a very bad case of the flu and could not keep anything down. Finally my mom remembered coke syrup she called a pharmacy and they did not have any. So she … ”
Read the rest of that story; click on over to How to make coke syrup to settle your stomach.
So, what is this stuff about Coca Cola (aka Coke), and coke syrup, and nausea, and upset stomachs, blah, blah, blah, blah? Well, let us check it out.
As stated in the Wikipedia Coca-Cola article:
“Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink… produced by The Coca-Cola Company … often referred to simply as Coke … The company produces concentrate …
Coke concentrate, or Coke syrup, was and is sold separately at pharmacies in small quantities, as an over-the-counter remedy for nausea or mildly upset stomach. …”
Another Wikipedia article, Coca-Cola formula, states
“… Because cocaine is naturally present in coca leaves, today’s Coca-Cola uses ‘spent’, or treated, coca leaves, those that have been through a cocaine extraction process, to flavor the beverage. …
Kosher Coca Cola, produced for Passover, is the closest formula to the original that can be purchased in the United States. …”
Did you get all that? Do you feel better now?
I say let’s lift our glasses and drink to Coke.