Hostetter's Celebrated Stomachic Bitters

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A good general tonic. Beneficial in convalescence. An excellent stimulant to the appetite. A caminative, mildly laxative, beneficial in colic due to gas.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1940
Hostetter Corporation
Physical Description
alcohol, 25% (drug active ingredients)
nux vomica (drug active ingredients)
strychnine, 0.0125 gr per fl oz (drug active ingredients)
cinchona (drug active ingredients)
calamus (drug active ingredients)
culver's root (drug active ingredients)
ginger (drug active ingredients)
anise (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
metal (container material)
overall: 8 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 22.5425 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of William H. Helfand
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