Pharmacy: Combination Tablets : The Pharmacists Own Cures and Mixtures
Object ID Number:
PH174
Object Name:
Medicine Bottle
Type:
Combination Tablets
Manufactured from:
1890
Manufactured to:
1920
Description / History:
Small glass bottle containing homeopathic grey tablets. White label reads, "Luyties Combination Tablets No. 192"

Dr. Herman Luyties studied under homeopathic doctors in Germany before coming to America to open a small homeopathic pharmacy in St. Louis. From 1853 on he expanded his buisness until it became one of the largest and most highly regarded homeopathic pharmacies in the world. Recieving the 1904 World Fair's Grand Prize of Medicine was just one on his long list of achievements.
Combination Tablets, such as this one, were made for specific illnesses such as "Whooping Cough" and "Headache". The thought is that he prescribed these tablets for his traveling patients he could not see himself.

This specific bottle contains tablets that were thought to cure high blood pressure. Ingrediants include:
Sodium nitrite- Thought to lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels. Current research has found its effects promising.
Sodium glycocholate- Thought to increase the absorption of fat and to stimulate the liver.
Chionanthin- Thought to cure a number of health problems, such as liver disorders, excess sugar in urine, and high blood pressure.
Echinacea angustifolia- Current evidence is lacking to prove any affect on blood pressure.
Iris versicolor- Thought to be a blood purifier and toxin cleanser.
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