Pharmacy: Combination Tablets : The Pharmacists Own Cures and Mixtures
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Medicine Bottle
Combination Tablets
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Brown mouth–blown glass bottle with a white and blue label that reads, "No. X45/ Uracel". The bottle was sold by the Chicago Pharmacal Company, which was open under that name until 1962. These tablets are coated black and seems to have been used to treat pains and colds.
Ingredients include:
Sodium Salicylate: Is used as a fever reducer and pain reliever. Can be used as a replacement for Aspirin.
Potassium Iodide: In homeopathy, is used to treat colds, especially those with sinus pain. In the US in 1986 during the Chernobyl nuclear accident, however, it began to be popularly used as a thyroid protectant.
Ext. Gelsemium: Used to treat colds and the flu, especially those with body aches and pains.
Ext. Cimicifuga: Has been used to treat body pains, especially those pertaining to menstrual pains, depression, and colds.
Thiamine Hydrochloride: or, "Vitamin B1". A widely used vitamin with many believed uses. Used for beriberi, digestive problems, aids, heart disease, alcoholism, aging, sluggishness, and the prevention of Alzheimer's. Has also been used as a natural insect repellent.
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