Pharmacy: Shop Furniture : Bulk containers for herbs, powders and liquids
Object ID Number:
PH124
Object Name:
Gentian Extract
Type:
Ceramic Shop Furniture
Manufactured from:
1800
Manufactured to:
1900
Description / History:
19th century white ceramic medicine jar labeled Gentian Extract.

Gentian was used for digestion problems such as loss of appetite, fullness, intestinal gas, diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, and vomiting. It was also used for fever, hysteria, and high blood pressure. Some pharmacists prescribed gentian to prevent muscle spasms, treat parasitic worms, start menstrual periods, and as a germ killer.

Gentian was applied to the skin for treating wounds and cancer.

Gentian was used in combination with European elderflower, verbena, cowslip flower, and sorrel for treating symptoms of sinus infections. It was used in combination with other products for malaria.
Dimensions:
H–3.5 Dia–2.5 inches
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