Pulvis Aloes et Canellae, N. F. (Powder of Aloe and Canella)

Pulvis Aloes et Canellae, N. F. (Powder of Aloe and Canella)

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a laxative but is rarely employed today. It has gained some reputation as an abortifacient and therefore must be sold with caution. [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]
Currently not on view
Object Name
Other Terms
Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Non-Liquid
date made
Parke, Davis and Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Associated Place
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
aloe (drug active ingredients)
canella (drug active ingredients)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 8.89 cm x 4.7625 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Parke, Davis and Company; Accession 101594 (1928)
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object