Posted by P. Bingham on September 16, 1998 at 13:07:46:
In response to Actually,, written by Caroline on September 16, 1998 at 09:09:18
I find that kippers are salty! (But I have a low tolerance for salt while my husband has to turn his food into a pillar before he eats) In any case, It's hard to find the dry version, and so that is why I recommended the canned version, only try to imagine them dry, and more salty!
] I think to give a patient salt herring would mean he'd have to chew it a lot, with liquid, in order to swallow it ! ;-)
So is this the idea? The herring is so salty that it takes away the medicinal taste of the, well, medicine? I guess this was before they had cherry-flavored cough medicine. But, actually, regarding flavors, in looking at several medicinal liquids (syrups, etc.) they were all for adding honey to them and I suppose that was to make it more palletable.
Does anyone know if honey was NOT recommended for very small children, as it is NOT now?
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