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Aloe pills were probably a particularly effective drug in the pharmacopeia. Aloe is a known laxative, and Dr. Solomon Henkel’s use of it to “keep the bowels regular” was probably very effective.

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  • Title: Aloe Pills Broadside
  • Creator: Solomon Henkel
  • Date: 1830/1839
  • Location: New Market, Va.
  • Physical Dimensions: 11 x 17 cm.
  • Original Language: English
  • Publisher: Henkel’s Printing-Office
  • Original Source: Aloe pills, Broadside 183- .H51 Box
  • Rights: Licensed under Creative Commons by Library of Virginia (CCBY)

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