Cascarets Candy Cathartic


Harry Lewis Kramer (1861-1935) established the Indian Mineral Springs health resort, later termed the Hotel Mudlavia, near Williamsport, Indiana, in 1890. He also promoted Cascarets, the critical ingredient of which was the bark of the Cascara tree, a species of buckthorn native to the Pacific northwest, and to produce this laxative he established the Sterling Remedy Co. with factories in Chicago and New York. The Neuralgyline Company purchased the Sterling Remedy Co. in 1909, and erected a factory in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1914.

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Laxative for constipation.

Date Made: ca 1925

Maker: Sterling Products

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: West Virginia, Wheeling

Subject: Laxatives


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Credit Line: Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0798.174Accession Number: 1979.0798Catalog Number: 1979.0798.174

Object Name: otc preparationOther Terms: Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid

Measurements: overall: 1.1 cm x 9 cm x 5.8 cm; 7/16 in x 3 9/16 in x 2 5/16 inoverall: 2 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 6.0325 cm x 9.525 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_718611

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