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
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
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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