From Ancient Egyptians to the indigenous people of the Caribbean, home remedies have been used since the beginning of time. Depending on the geographical location, as well as the culture and environment, different types of remedies from around the world have been used to treat all kinds of ailments in humans. However, it wasn’t until the 19th Century when scientist began looking closely into the common remedies and analyzing their active compounds. They began extracting ingredients and experimenting until more sophisticated remedies were produced. Shortly after, chemists began creating pharmaceutical drugs, which ended up replacing natural, home remedies.
The Llorens Vintage Line was developed to remind consumers of a past time, when former remedies were used to help treat illnesses or pains. The product line aims to mimic past remedies that have been passed on through generations.
Learn the Inspiration Behind Our Vintage Products:
Cod Liver Oil “Emulsion de Cod”
The use of Cod Liver Oil dates back to the 12th Century when Northern European fishing communities used the supplement to alleviate pains and aches. However, it wasn’t until the 19th Century that it Gaines widespread popularity due to its role in preventing rickets, a Vitamin D deficiency that weakens children’s bones. Even though its taste was considered vile, It wasn’t long before it became a household name, nourishing children and treating joint pain and symptoms of the common cold.
Malt Extract “Extracto de Malta”
Malt’s origins can be traced back to the Egyptians, whom used malt in the brewing of their beer. However, the formal use of malt extract as a dietary supplement was believed to be initiated in the 1700’s by British sailors, who needed to supplement their diets and prevent scurvy while away at sea. Its use discontinued due to the product’s foul taste. Later on, during the 20th Century, the substance became known as a nutritional enhancer for British children, whose diet was often deficient in vitamins and minerals.
Liquid Collagen “Colageno Liquido”
Documentation of collagen’s effect on joint regeneration dates back to the 12th Century, when Hildegard von Bingen recognized that extracts from animal tissue could be a remedy for joint pain. Nonetheless, it wasn’t until 1985 when studies were carried out to determine the effect of collagen on the joints. Similarly, in traditional Asian culture, collagen has been used as a dietary staple for centuries, where it was used to help keep the skin young and to fight against aging of the skin.
Cough Suppressant “Limpia Pecho”
Guaiacum, a formerly native plant of the Caribbean and tropical Americas, was used bu the indigenous people for its high expectoran qualities. When the Europeans explorers invaded the region in the 16th Century, they adopted this remedy and brought it back to the mainland where it gained reputation as a cure for syphilis. It wasn’t until 1952 that the Food and Drug Administration approved it as an expectorant, and a few years later when it was synthesized and named guaifenesin.