Pharmacy stock bottle: Tr. Belladon. (Tincture Belladonna)

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For neuralgia, relaxing spasm, rheumatism, jaundice, hernia, phimosis [tightening of the foreskin], paraphimosis [painful retraction of the foreskin], obstinate constipation, whooping cough, nervous cough, asthma, laryngismus stridulus [spasm of the larynx with crowing inhalations], nervous vomiting, tetanus, stychnia poisoning, epilepsy, epidemic meningitis, incontinence of urine, pupil dilation, photophobia [painful sensitivity to light], perspiration, excessive salivation, mammary secretion control, typhoid fever, cardiac dropsy, protection against scarlatina [scarlet fever] [The National Dispensatory, Second Edition, 1880]
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle, apothecary
bottle, pharmacy shelfware
date made
ca 1890
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
belladonna, tincture (drug active ingredients)
overall: 7 1/4 in; 18.415 cm
overall: 7 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
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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