Apothecary Bottle, ESS HELENI

Description
This square-shaped glass drug jar is marked ESS HELENI. Heleni or Helenium refers to Enula Campana an herb with a yellow flower. In medicinal preparations the root of the plant is used to make tea for coughs as a diuretic, expectorant, and as a tonic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.8 cm x 7.7 cm x 7 cm; 6 1/4 in x 3 1/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0221
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05369
collector/donor number
SAP 78
subject
Medicine
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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