tmw you inform a friend that a homeopathic remedy they've used since they were a kid comes from the same plant as strychnine.
Arthur Dent yep, that is not unnerving at all. wtf homeopathy. Capsicle says There are meds that are based on poisons. A chem teacher I had used to say everything's a poison, it's the dose that matters ʀ｡ʟᴜᴛᴇᴄᴇ to be fair, they're essentially taking water Arthur Dent haha, yeah, i just am feeling crappy, and she's all "i would send you pepto or nox vomica!" and I'm like "googles ..." Capsicle says I wouldn't want to take anything with 'vomica" in the title coz...it implies things I dont' want to do XD Arthur Dent basically there is like ONE anti-nausea medicine I've found OTC that I could take, and it doesn't woooork. Arthur Dent because all of them have either aspirin or acetaminophen in them. ʀ｡ʟᴜᴛᴇᴄᴇ well, given what they're doing with the vomica, again, water would have the same effect sad tractor did you know that the only cure for african sleeping sickness is a medicine consisting mostly of arsenic? sad tractor in 30% of cases it actually just kills the patient sad tractor technically aspirin is a poison too i believe, which makes willow bark itself a poison sad tractor also digitalis is a heart medication derived from fucking foxglove magistrate Well, the entire premise of homeopathy is using tiny amounts of bad stuff in order to counteract the same-ish bad stuff, isn't it? magistrate By which I mean... I'm kinda surprised homeopathic adherents don't already know that. o_O ʀ｡ʟᴜᴛᴇᴄᴇ if by "tiny amounts" you mean "catastrophically low odds of a single molecule of the substance remaining in the solution" then yeah ʀ｡ʟᴜᴛᴇᴄᴇ i think most of them know that, but they don't know that the means of preparation nixes that principle before it can even get out of the ʀ｡ʟᴜᴛᴇᴄᴇ never mind the fact that the principle's bullshit anyway Arthur Dent well, i can tell you right now that my mother and her little group of homeopaths definitely don't know that. sad tractor i like the "eat apricot and apple seeds to counteract cancer" thing [^._.^]ﾉ i keep ginger and ginger tea around for when my stomach is upset [^._.^]ﾉ ginger doesn't work as well as medicine, but if the medicine alone isn't enough [^._.^]ﾉ or in your case, if you can't take it [^._.^]ﾉ (i'm not referring to homeopathy, i'm talking about actual ginger) Arthur Dent yeah, ginger works, and we HAVE GINGER TEA, I don't know why I didn't think of it.