Pharmacy : Chemicals, Medicines, and Cures From A to M
Object ID Number:
PH272
Object Name:
Flaxseed
Manufactured from:
1900
Manufactured to:
1950
Description / History:
Set of 2 green glass jars with metal screw on lids, labeled Flaxseed. One is Flaxseed Meal and the other is Whole Flaxseed.

Distributed by McKesson and Robbins, Inc., New York.

Flaxseed meal was used in the early 20th century as a poultice. It was added to boiling water to make a thick paste, applied to a sterile cloth and applied to the wounded area.

Whole flaxseed was used in the treatment of prostate problems, high blood pressure, to regulate mensturation, promoting ovulation, asthma, headaches, and arthritis. The flaxseed is put into boiling water, steeped for about one hour and then strained, making a kind of tea.
Dimensions:
H–6 Dia–3.5 inches
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