Capsicum, African (Capsicum Fastigiatum), Powdered, U.S.P., No. 50, For Percolation

Capsicum, African (Capsicum Fastigiatum), Powdered, U.S.P., No. 50, For Percolation

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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 internally as a gastric and intestinal stimulant. Externally it is much used as a rubefacient [produces redness and local irritation of the skin] and is the basis of numerous liniments and stimulating salves. [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]
Currently not on view
Object Name
crude drug
Other Terms
Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Non-Liquid
date made
ca 1921
Gilpin, Langdon and Company
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
powdered capsicum (drug active ingredients)
overall: 7 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gilpin, Langdon and Company
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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