Allan's Tasteless Castor Oil U.S.P.

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, as a demulcent in eye burns. Also used in hair tonics. [The Merck Index, Fifth Edition, 1940]
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
Allan and Company
Physical Description
cardboard (box material)
glass (overall material)
metal (lid material)
paper (label material)
castor oil (drug active ingredients)
box: 6 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 15.24 cm x 6.0325 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 5 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 in; 13.97 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
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Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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