Gelatin Coated No. 155 Cascara Sagrada Nux Vomica and Belladonna Pills

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, cathartic, hepatic and intestinal tonic. It relieves constipation by restoring tonicity to the bowels. [Physicians' Manual of Therapeutics: Referring especially to the products of the pharmaceutical and biological laboratories of Parke, Davis & Company, 1901]
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1890s
Parke, Davis and Company
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
Ext. Cascara Sag., 2 gr. (drug active ingredient)
Ext. Nux Vomica, 1/8 gr. (drug active ingredient)
Ext. Belladonna, 1/16 gr. (drug active ingredient)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John C. Helenore
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