Hite's Household Remedy

Hite's Household Remedy

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Used internally to ally irritations caused by coughs, due to the common colds, and for mild forms of flatulent colic. Used externally for surface burns and cuts, simple bruises and non-poisonous insect bites and stings. Also for slight sprains and muscular aches and soreness due to fatigue and over-exertion.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
Date made
after 1938
ca 1920
ca 1930
ca 1940
S. P. Hite Company
Place Made
United States: Virginia, Roanoke
Physical Description
alcohol 65% (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
ammonia (drug active ingredients)
spirits turpentine (drug active ingredients)
gum myrrh (drug active ingredients)
capsicum (drug active ingredients)
oils thyme (drug active ingredients)
wintergreen (syn.) (drug active ingredients)
cajeput (drug active ingredients)
cassia (drug active ingredients)
spruce (drug active ingredients)
pennyroyal (drug active ingredients)
sassafras (drug active ingredients)
box: 4 7/8 in x 2 in x 1 in; 12.3825 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 4 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 11.43 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
M-10426 [dup55]
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Diarrhea Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
G.E. Damon Collection
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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