Powdered Capsicum, African (Capsicum Fastigiatum) U.S.P., No. 50

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use internally as a gastric and intestinal stimulant. Externally it is much used as a rubefacient [produces redness of the skin] and is the basis of numerous liniments and stimulating salves. [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pharmaceutical
date made
ca 1921
maker
Gilpin, Langdon and Company
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
powdered capsicum (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
MG*M-01276
accession number
67238
catalog number
M-01276
subject
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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