Why is Buckley's so hard to find?

Buckley's, the horrible, awful, indescribably bad tasting cold and flu remedy that we all learned to love has become elusive over the past few years. The question from those have had the fortune of trying this miracle syrup is: where has this stuff gone? Some people are wondering if it has it been discontinued. 

Where Buckley's Came From

 Buckley's was originally invented in 1919 by William Knapp. He figured out that there were a few natural ingredients that worked really well against fighting colds and the flu. 

From there he concocted a mixture that became unique and effective. He called it "Buckley's Mixture".


Why is it so effective?

Part of the reason why Buckley's is so effective is ability to raise the threshold for coughing. This alliterates some of the cold and flu symptoms. Much like the same way some nasal decongestants work. 

Natural ingredients include:

  • Camphor: a mild expectorant and respiratory stimulant that also contains a mild anesthetic.
  • Menthol: decreases nasal congestion through local anesthetic action and stimulation of cold receptors.
  • Canada Balsam: This plant is found in Canada and Northern U.S. from Virginia to Minnesota. Balsams have traditionally been used as an expectorant for coughs and sore throats.
  • Pine Needle Oil: Historically been used as an expectorant for the treatment of coughs and chronic bronchitis.
  • Tincture of Capsicum: Capsicum has been traditionally used as a counter-irritant to soothe conditions of the throat.


Where it's Manufactured

Buckley's is currently produced in Canada. In the past the plant in Nebraska had been shut down due to maintenance and upgrades issues which closed down the plant. 

Currently the product is produced under a branch of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). 


Where is it available now?

Buckley's is readily available in Canada. Grocery and drug stores carry it as an over the counter product. Since 2013 it has not been easily sold to the US. 

Of course customers can always purchase it here, where we carry Buckley's extensive line of products..