PULV R SERPENT VIRG

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped bottle has a white oval cartouche and is marked "PULVR SERPENT VIRG." The jar would have contained pulverized radice serpentaria virginiana, or pulverized roots of Virginia snakeroot. Virginia snakeroot, Aristolchia serpentaria was used as a tonic, a diuretic, and a menses suppressant.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 10.6 cm x 5 cm x 5.2 cm; 4 3/16 in x 1 31/32 in x 2 1/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0460
catalog number
M-05609
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 321
catalog number
1991.0664.0460
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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