Fluid Extract Cascara Sagrada U.S.P.

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a tonic and cathartic. It is recommended in the treatment of habitual constipation, especially in those cases in which atony [flaccidity] of the stomach and bowels is a feature.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1920
Eli Lilly and Company
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (stopper material)
wax (stopper material)
paper (label material)
alcohol, 24 percent (drug active ingredients)
cascara sagrada (Rhamnus Purshiana) (drug active ingrdients)
overall: 7 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 19.3675 cm x 7.3025 cm
place made
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
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Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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