|Title||Fluid Extract No.358|
|Object Name||Bottle, Medicine|
|Credit line||Silvia M. Ferretti, D.O Medical Museum|
|Year Range from||1930|
Fluid Extract No.358
Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, IND, USA
Podophyllum is a plant. The root and underground stem (rhizome) are used to make medicine.
It is highly poisonous when taken by mouth. Nevertheless, some people take it orally for yellowed skin (jaundice), liver ailments, fever, syphilis, hearing loss, and cancer. Podophyllum is also used to empty the bowels, kill parasitic worms in the intestine, and counteract snakebite. Some women take it to cause an abortion.
Podophyllum has been used as a laxative. (It was an ingredient in Carter's Little Liver Pills.) But it has been removed from the market due to safety concerns.
Podophyllum is applied directly to the skin for removal of warts, including plantar warts and sexually transmitted (venereal) warts. It is also used topically for treating pre-cancerous white patches on the tongue and mouth (oral hairy leukoplakia).
Intravaginally, podophyllum is used to treat gynecologic infections.
Medical equipment & supplies
|Collection||Eli Lilly & Co. Bottles|
|Accession number||Pharma. 3|