Foley Cathartic Tablets

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A wholesome and cleansing cathartic, active and useful for constipation and its ill effects, for sluggish liver and bowels, biliousness, and sick headache due to constipation. They are excellent in cases of habitual constipation, as they have a laxative influence upon the entire intestinal tract.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
maker
Foley and Company
Physical Description
blue flag (drug active ingredients)
podophyllum resin (drug active ingredients)
cascara sagrada (drug active ingredients)
aloin (drug active ingredients)
jimson weed (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 2.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 2.7 cm; 1 1/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in
box: 1 1/8 in x 3 in x 1 in; 2.8575 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.54 cm
bottole: 2 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 1.5875 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
1979.0798.343
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.343
subject
Blood & Liver Drugs
Health & Medicine
Laxatives
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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