Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat: low, moist ground from Nova Scotia to Florida and West to Manitoba, Kansas, and Texas; uses: diuretic, diaphoretic; the Mohegans use it for relief of infantile colitis; the Menominees use it to reduce fever; the Houma use it for inflammation; the Meskwakis use it for headache and to encourage labour.
Was used in an exhibit for the International Congress of the History of Medicine in Montreal; used by the North American Indians; note: crude drugs were used in Canada quite extensively until around the 1920s; habitat of Cassia marilandica: wet soil of eastern and central U.S. and Canada; parts used: leaves, roots, and seeds; uses: reduction of fever, sore throat, most commonly and currently as a laxative; official preparation: U.S.P. 1820-1882 .
Reference on package to Food and Drugs Act, June 30, 1906
paper: red; white
ink: green; black
On front: "BALMONY // Chelone Glabra"; on back: "Properties // Tonic, anthelmintic, // valuable in jaundice, and hepatic, // diseases and to remove worms // and to excite the digestive organs // to action. Infusion 1 ounce in a // pint of hot water. Dose a wine- // glassful. // BALMONY // is also known by the following // names – // Snake-head, Turtle-bloom, Salt // Rhum Weed. // HUBER & FUHRMAN DRUG MILLS // Fond du Lac, Wis."; on side: "Guaranteed under the Food // and Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Our Serial Number 2210"
On front: "BALMONY LEAVES // Chelone glabra Lin. // No. 19 90357 [stamped at an angle in red] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT. CAN."; on side: "SYNONYMS—Snake Head, Turtle- // head, Shellflower, Eng.; Chélone, // Fr.; Schüdblume, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED—The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER–Scrophulariaceae. // HABITAT—United States."; on side: "PROPERTIES—Cathartic and an- // thelmintic. Useful in constipation de // to torpidity of the liver, in removal of // worms, and in some skin diseases. // DOSE—A wineglassful (60Ccs) of an // ounce to the pint infusion."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row A
Length 5.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Corner torn; was bug-infested at one time; stained.