The cure.

ASTYPTODYNE Classic
The original Pine Oil Liniment from 1906. This miracle oil has been known to cure everything but a broken heart. Made from the resinous wood of the Long Leaf Pine tree, Astyptodyne has been a southland tradition for more than 103 years. Used for muscle and joint pain, cuts, bruises, scratches, sunburn, fire ant bites and so much more!

The ads read: Cures Everything But A Broken Heart.

Sure, it smells like Pine Sol.

Sure, it’s a little greasy.

But it’s a memory of my childhood. A way to remember my father’s southern roots.

I still have a bottle.

Do I use it? Well, no. Because it stinks.

But it’s good to know that I have the cure for whatever ails you. Right here, in my medicine cabinet.

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3 thoughts on “The cure.

  1. In our house there was something called paregoric. Tasted like rocket fuel but cured all stomach aches. You just can’t get it any more…

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