Capsicum (Cayenne Pepper)

Capsicum (Cayenne Pepper)

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Description
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 [counterirritant; causing reddening of the skin]. [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Crude Drug
Other Terms
Crude Drug; Materia Medica; Drugs; Vegetable
date made
before 1964
maker
George Washington University. School of Pharmacy
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
cayenne pepper (drug material)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
plastic (lid material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 5 29/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
MG.M-10904.018.01
accession number
259201
catalog number
M-10904.018
Credit Line
Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy; Accession 259201 (1964)
subject
Crude Drugs
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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