Burdock Blood Bitters

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For dyspepsia and stomach troubles
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1935
Place Made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
burdock root (drug active ingredients)
yellow dock (drug active ingredients)
dandelion (drug active ingredients)
seneca (drug active ingredients)
cascara bark (drug active ingredients)
golden seal (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
paper (label material)
cork (stopper material)
box: 6 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 in; 17.145 cm x 7.3025 cm x 5.08 cm
bottle: 7 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 19.685 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Blood & Liver Drugs
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History


I remember having to take this every spring as a child. It was bright orangey red and was thick like a light gravy. my grand mother made it from the root of the burdock plant that grew plentifully in vacant lots around the city.

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