Front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; text reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // LOBELIA HERB // LOBELIA INFLATA // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // Anti-spasmodic, emetic, expectorant, // diaphoretic. Infusion, 1 ounce in a pint of // hot water. Dose, half a wineglassful // every half hour until the desired effect is // produced."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Asthma Weed, Emetic Weed, Eyebright, // Puke Weed. Aufgeblasene Lobelie."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Length 6.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Box is discoloured; box slightly warped; contents (vegetable matter) are leaking
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 616; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; CD #7.
Lobelia herb is used for spasmodic asthma, and as expectorant, emetic, and diaphoretic. (See accession sheet for further details.)