Hostetter Tonic

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Tonic, stomachic, and appetizer
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
Hostetter Corporation
Physical Description
alcohol 25% (drug active ingredients)
extracts of cinchona (drug active ingredients)
centuary (drug active ingredients)
anise (drug active ingredients)
serpentaria (drug active ingredients)
yerba santa (drug active ingredients)
ginger (drug active ingredients)
nux vomica tincture (strychnine, 0.0125 grain to fluid ounce) (drug active ingredients)
culver's root (drug active ingredients)
calamus (drug active ingredients)
box: 8 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 8.255 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 7 3/4 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 19.685 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Health & Medicine
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Balm of America
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
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