ELIX APERITIV CLAUD

Description
This blown and molded bottle is marked ELIX APERTIV CLAUD, and would have contained Clauder’s Apertivium Elixir. Gabriel Clauder (1633–1691) was a German physician who formulated his own elixirs. This elixir consisted of potassium carbonate, ammonium chloride, elder flower water, aloe, myrrh, and saffron. The elixir was used as a laxative or as an emmenagogue to induce menstrual flow.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.7 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 5 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0314
catalog number
M-05463
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 172
catalog number
1991.0664.0314
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myewrs Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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