AQ CARDUI BENED

Description
This blown and molded bottle reads AQ CARDUI BENED in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. It would have contained Aqua Cardui Benedicti, or Blessed Thistle Water that would have been made from the Cnicus benedictus thistle. It was used as a tonic, diaphoretic, and emetic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24.3 cm x 9.6 cm x 9.5 cm; 9 9/16 in x 3 25/32 in x 3 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0296
catalog number
M-05445
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 154
catalog number
1991.0664.0296.01
1991.0664.0296.02
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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