10 March 2011


That's all - nothing else. Boiron, the homeopathic nostrum peddler claims that the active ingredient in it's product 'Oscillococcinum' is 'Anas barbariae et cordis extractum'. But as this is diluted 1 part to 100 for 200 times, there is nothing left of the original ingredient (Muscovy liver & heart extract). Homeopaths will claim that the water has a memory of the original ingredient, however this product is diluted even more. How? You may ask? It's then added to sugar pills - that dry out - so there isn't even any of the so-called memory water left. 

I ask' Why waste your money on this crap con?

I like these disclaimers on the back of Boiron's oscillococinnum package.

Ask a Doctor before use in children younger than 2 years of age.

Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist for more than 3 days or worsen.

If pregnant or breast feeding as a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

I would think there would be a risk of choking in 2 yr and younger. If you wait 3 days for symptoms to persist or worsen before seeing a doctor, you could be putting your life at risk, but cuddos for that instead of saying to increase the dosage. As for pregnancy or breast feeding? A real health professional would say go ahead, it would do any real harm (or good). Children of course would just eat it like candy - really expensive candy.

Look at the picture - the only ingredients in this is lactose & sucrose and only 1 gram of that per 0.04 oz 'dose'- . I'd rather spend less money (cost is $9.61 at Walmart) and buy some M&Ms ( $7.49 for 19.2 oz) - they'd be just as effective and it has chocolate mmmmmm.

This is how homeopathic nostrums should be marked -

 There is a quote on Wikipedia: When Boiron's spokeswoman Gina Casey was asked if a product made from the heart and liver of a duck was safe, she replied: "Of course it is safe. There's nothing in it."

 Okay - I did just do an 'overdose' of this - all 6 doses at once and hey! I must tell you this - this is much more sweet than the Arsenicum alba OD I did just over a year ago.  There must be more sugar in it - it tasted just like a spoonful of pure cane sugar.  

Still - I'd prefer M&Ms

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