Beck's Great Indian Liniment

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains, bruises, pains in the side and chest, swelled joints, headache, sore and weak eyes, catarrh, poisonous bites, headache, colic, dyspepsia, cholera morbus, cramps, colds, diarrhea, dysentery, fever and ague, sore throat, kidney affections
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1900
Beck's Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
cork (container material)
overall: 6 3/8 in x 1 11/16 in x 1 in; 16.1925 cm x 4.28625 cm x 2.54 cm
Place Made
United States: Virginia, Staunton
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Diarrhea Drugs
Fever & Chill Drugs
Kidney & Urinary Drugs
Balm of America
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

11/14/2012 10:51:48 AM
Are the ingredients listed? If so, could you please tell me?
7/16/2013 2:50:19 PM
National Museum of American History
Regretfully, our example of Beck's Great Indian Liniment does not have its ingredients listed. If anyone has an example that does we would love to hear from you.
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