Pharmacy: Shop Furniture : Bulk containers for herbs, powders and liquids
Object ID Number:
PH125
Object Name:
Damiana Extract
Type:
Ceramic Shop Furniture
Manufactured from:
1800
Manufactured to:
1900
Description / History:
19th century White ceramic medicin jar labeled Damiana Extract.

Damiana is a wild shrub that grows in Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. The leaf and stem are used to make medicine. Historically, it was used mostly to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).

In the 19th century, Damiana was used to treat headache, bedwetting, depression, nervous stomach, and constipation; for prevention and treatment of sexual problems; boosting and maintaining mental and physical stamina; and as an aphrodisiac.

Dimensions:
H–3.5 Dia–3.5 inches
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