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

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]
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1921
Gilpin, Langdon and Company
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
powdered capsicum (drug active ingredients)
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
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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
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