Pharmacy Equipment and Accessories : Preparing and dispensing remedies as well as medical advice for centuries
Object ID Number:
PH345
Object Name:
Extract of Arnica
Manufacturer:
Unknown
Manufactured from:
1850
Manufactured to:
1920
Description / History:
19th century ceramic jar labeled Extr.Flor. Arnic. with hand painted blue floral design.

The extract of the flower Arnica was used in the 19th century to releive strains and sprains as well as reduce bruising. Today, it is still used by athletes. It was made into an ointment and used topically.

Arnica contains helenalin which is toxic if consumed in large amounts resulting in severe gastroenteritis and internal bleeding in the digestive tract.
Dimensions:
H–4.25 Dia–3.25 inches
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