Buckley’s Medicine

Buckley’s is a cough medicine made in Canada famous for its strong, overpowering taste: imagine alcoholic sap from a pine tree mixed with menthol and a hint of lemon (although it contains no alcohol). Their slogan suggests that its effect is psychosomatic: it has to work because it tastes so bad. Its non-medical ingredients: Canada Balsam, Carrageenan, Glycerin, Pine Needle Oil, Sodium Butylparaben, Sodium Cyclamate, Sodium Propylparaben, Tincture of Capsicum