Pharmacy: Shop Furniture : Bulk containers for herbs, powders and liquids
Object ID Number:
PH148
Object Name:
Tincture of Bryonia
Type:
Shop Furniture Bottle
Manufactured from:
1800
Manufactured to:
1900
Description / History:
Hand blown clear glass bottle labeled Tinct. Bryonia with glass stopper.

In the 18th and 19th century bryonia was uses as a cathartic. However, it was replaced in the 19th century by jalap because it was considered highly dangerous and a powerful irritant, even causing redness and blisters if applied to the skin. Bryonia is still used today, although in very small doses in some homeopathic remedies for cough, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Dimensions:
H–8.75 Dia–2.75 inches
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