Oleoresin of Capsicum U.S.P.

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For diarrhea, dyspepsia, palsy, sore throat, gastric inactivity of malaria, atonic gout, colic, alcoholism, etc. Also for rhuematism, neuralgia, lumbago, etc. [Merck's Index, Fourth Edition, 1930]
Currently not on view
Object Name
crude drug, bottle of
pharmaceutical dosage form, oleoresin
pharmaceutical liquid form, oleoresin
pharmaceutical dosage form
crude drug
date made
ca 1935
Parke, Davis and Company
Physical Description
capsicum oleoresin (drug active ingredients)
reddish brown (overall color)
glass (overall material)
plastic (lid material)
paper (label material)
average spatial: 13.2 cm x 8.4 cm x 4.3 cm; 5 3/16 in x 3 5/16 in x 1 11/16 in
overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 8.255 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Diarrhea Drugs
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Parke, Davis and Company; Accession 134667 (1935)
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