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Pharmacy Kit Contents

The contents of a pharmacy kit acquired by the Neenah Historical Society. (Exact age unknown, early 1900s.)

  • 173: Chocolate Beans, Theobroma Cacao, Sterculiaceae. Roasted.
  • 174: Sunflower seed, Helianthus annuus, Compositae
  • *175: Areca or Betel Nuts, Areca catechu, Falmae
  • *176: Sabadilla Seeds, Cevadilla seeds, asagroca officinalis, liliaceae
  • *177: Carnauba Wax, Copernicia cerifera, Palmaceae
  • *178: Castor Beans, Ricinus communis, Euphorbiaceae
  • *179: Agar agar, Algae. Class: Rhedo
  • *180: Buckthorn berries, Rhamnus cathartica, Rhamnaccae
  • *181: Ammoniac, Dorema ammoniacum, Umbelliferae
  • *182: Burgundy pitch, pix burgundica, picea excelsa (Norway spruce fir) coniferae
  • *183: Oil of Galbanum, Ferula galbaniflua, Umbelliferae
  • *184: Indigo, mostly from: Indigofera tinctoria (true indigo), Leguminosae
  • *185: Myristica (Nutmeg), Myristica fragrans, Myristicaccae
  • *186: Ichtyocolle, Fish glue, Isinglass, Acipenser Huso (Sturgeon), Pisces
  • *187: Fish berries, Cocculus Indicus, Anamirta Cocculus, Menispermaceae
  • *188: Bay Laurel Berries, Laurus nobilis, Lauraoeae
  • *189: Resina Rosin, Pinus sp., Pinaceae
  • *190: Elaterinum, Elatorin, Ecballium Elaterium (squirting cucumber)
  • *191: Cassia Buds, Cinnamomum, various sp., Lauraceae
  • *192: Scammony (Resina), Convolvulus scammonia, Convolvulaceae
  • *193: Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis, Onagraceae
  • *194: May Weed (stinking chamomile), Anthemis Cotula, Compositae
  • *195: American Wintergreen Leaves, Gaultheria Procumbens, Ericaceae
  • *196: Erigeron canadensis, Canada Fleabane (Horseweed), compositae
  • *197: Melissa officinalis Labiatae; Common Lemon Balm
  • *198: Sal Prinella, Sal Prunelle, Potassium Nitrate
  • *199: Stearic Acid
  • *200: Cetaceum, Spermaceti, Physeter macrocephalus (sperm whale)
  • *201: Oil of Theobroma, Cacao Butter
  • *202: Parafine, Paraffin
  • *203: Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cera Flava, Apis Mellifera (Honey bee)
  • *204: Yerba Reuma, Frankenia Grandifolia, Frakeniaccae. California. Astringent.
  • *205: Coffea Arabica, Rubiaceae
  • *206: Grain of Paradise (Guinea grains), Amomum Granum-paradisi, Zingiberaceae
  • *207: Gum Chicle, Achras sapota, Sapotaceae
  • *245: Amygdalus Dulcis, Sweet Almond, Prunus Amygdalas
  • *246: Amygdala Amara, Bitter Almond, Prunus Amygdalas
  • *247: Indian turnip, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Arum Triphyllum, Araceae
  • *248: Elecampane (Horse-heal), Inula, Inula Helenium, Compositae
  • *249: Aurantii amari cortex (bitter orange peel), citrus vularis
  • *250: Tamarindus pod
  • *251: Elastica – Rubber, Herea, sp. Euphorbiaccae. Smoke-dried.
  • *252: Alkanet (dyers’ bugloss), Alkanna tinctoria, boraginaceae
  • *253: Gutta-Percha, palaquium gutta, p. eblongifolium, sapotaceae
  • *254: Condurango, Marsdenia condurango, asclepidaceae
  • *255: Cherry laurel, Prunus laurocerasus, rosaceae
  • *256: American Ginseng, panax quinquefolius, Araliaceae
  • *257: Echinacea, Brauneria purpurea, Compositae
  • *258: Turmeric, curcuma longa, zingiberaceae
  • *259: Squaw vine or partridge berry, Mitchella repens, Rubiaceae
  • *260: Unicorn root – true, Aletris farinosa, zingiberaceae. (also called Stargrass, Starwort, colic root)
  • *261: Bittersweet nightshade, solanum dulcamara, Solanaceae
  • *262: Chicory, Cichorium Intybus, Compositae
  • *263: Laurel leaves, sweet bay, laurus nobilis, lauraceae
  • *264: Canella bark, Canella alba, canellaceae. White cinnamon
  • *265: Conium Leaves, Conium Maculatum, Umbelliferae
  • *266: Lesser Galangal or Chinese ginger, Alpinia officinarum, Lingiberaceae
  • *267: Angustura Bark, Cusparia Angostura, Rutaceae
  • *268: Common Mullein, verbascum thapsus, scrophulariaceae
  • *269: Elderberry flowers, sambucus canadensis, caprifoliaceae
  • *270: Mentha sp. Labiatae, Japanese peppermint (Bureau of Plant Industry, Washington)
  • *271: Thyme, Thymus vulgaris, Labiatae (Bureau of Plant Industry, Washington)
  • *272: Sesamum Indicum, Benne Seeds, Serophutariaceae
  • *273: Quercus Suber, Cupuliferae, cork bark
  • *274: Zea- corn silk, zea mays, graminae
  • *275: Canton Musk, Artificial Musk, Trinitro-isobutyl-methol-benzol
  • *276: African unpeeled ginger, Zingiber officinalis
  • *277: Black Haw, Viburnum prunifolium (Eli Lily and Company)
  • *278: Sourwood Leaves. Oxydendrum arboreum, Ericaceae. Eastern USA, refrigerant, diuretic
  • *279: Fagara Clava-Herculis, Southern prickly ash
  • *280: Populus Tremuloides, Sali caceae, poplar bark
  • *281: Asclepias Tuberosa (butterfly weed), Asclepidaceae, Pleurisy Rt
  • *282: American Centaury, Sabbatia angularis, Gentianaceae
  • *283: Monarda fistulosa, Labiatae, wild bergamot or bee balm
  • *284: Monarda punctata, Labiatae, Horsemint
  • *285: Satureja Hortensis, Labiatse, Summer Savory
  • *286: Ocimum Basilicum, Labiatae, Sweet Basil
  • *287: Achillea Millefolium, Compositae, Milfoil – Yarrow
  • *288: Carribean or turtle seaweed. Honduras.
  • *289: Eucalyptus bark. Honduras.
  • *290: Convolvulus Scammonia, Convolvulaceae
  • 291: Unlabeled. Inside, vials of Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound), Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco) and Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile)
  • 292: Unlabeled. Inside, vials of Malt 75, Dextrinum album, and Salvia officinalis (sage)
  • 293: Unlabeled. Inside, a vial of Levisticum officinalis (lovage)
  • 294: Nepeta Cataria, Catnap, Labiatae
  • 295: Chocolate beans, raw
  • 296: vial of Origanum marjoranum (Marjorum)
  • 297: vial of Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy)
  • 298: Cocoa nibs, Roasted and crushed chocolate beans

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