Antique German Apothecary Jars

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A rare set of four German apothecary jars with a design and appearance consistent with the mid to late 18th century.

They are labelled in Latin:

  • Pulv Sapon: This was used as a deobstruent (literally removing obstruction) which cleared or opened natural ducts and promoted bodily secretions, i.e an aperient.
  • Pulv R Enul: This was used as a treatment for scrofulous (TB) and Yaws.
  • China de Chin: Uncertain use. ? Chinese herbs.
  • Pulv R Jalapp: Used as an antihelminthic for the treatment of worms.
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