One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Salts taken in water to relieve indigestion or nausea.
- ‘I thought it was indigestion, and gorged on Gaviscon, Maalox, liver salts and Rennie, but to no avail.’
- ‘Boxing Day it's off to Burnley for the in-laws' turkey curry buffet, stopping on the way home to pick up a jar of liver salts for the inevitable stomach cramps that soon follow this mammoth eating fest.’
- ‘I shall instead drink an explosive emetic solution of Milk of Magnesia, Andrews liver salts, baking soda, lemon juice and prunes all mixed together.’
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