Ginger, Nux Vomica & Asafetida Comp., Sugar Coated Yellow Tablets

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a laxative
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1940
National Drug Company
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
plastic (lid material)
paper (label material)
cotton (inside material)
Ext. Nux Vomica, 1/4 gr. (Strychnine, .018 gr.) (drug active ingredients)
Ext. Cascara Sagrada, 1gr. (drug active ingredients)
Asafetida, 1gr. (drug active ingredients)
Jamaica Ginger, 3/4 gr. (drug active ingredients)
Capsicum, 1/8 gr. (drug active ingredients)
overall: 4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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