The great thing about cures of this generation was how they could get rid of numerous troubling symptoms all at once. If there is a modern equivalent for such cure-alls it is things like "exercise" or "vegetables" or "starvation". I suspect I would prefer the syrup of figs.
I seem to remember it featured in my past too, but I can't go into details because I'm too shy.
One got plenty of excercise.....running for the loo.
To be confronted with a spoonful of syrup of figs was the bane of my life. That, and prunes!
Ah Mayb we should open a "I survived Syrup of Figs Club"? But in my kindergarden school we were given Gregory Powder. Far worse and much quicker action.
That's right up there with Cod Liver Oil! Yuck!Sunny :)
We were also given a very bright pink medicine on every possible occasion. Does anybody know what this was? Could explain a lot.