Hood's Sarsatabs

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For scrofula, scrofulous humors, scald head, syphilitic affections, ringworms, eczema or salt rheum, boils, pimples and humors on the face, rheumatism, catarrh, headache, dizziness, faintness at the stomach, constipation, pains in the back, female weakness, general debility, costiveness, biliousness, and all diseases arising from an impure state or low condition of the blood. Sarsatabs assist nature to expel from the system all impure and effete matter through the lungs, liver, kidneys and skin, aid all weak and debilitated organs, invigorate the nervous system, and impart new life and energy.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
C. I. Hood and Company
Physical Description
sarsaparilla (drug active ingredients)
mandrake (drug active ingredients)
gentian (drug active ingredients)
dock (drug active ingredients)
dandelion (drug active ingredients)
overall: 11.6 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm; 4 9/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in
overall: 4 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 4.7625 cm x 4.7625 cm
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Health & Medicine
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
STD Drugs
Blood & Liver Drugs
Women's Health Products
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
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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