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WORM SYRUP: contained Santonin, a vermifuge (worm expeller) compounded from Artemisia maritime flowers. In small doses, Santonin could effectively kill off worms, though it could turn your vision yellow or green & urine purple or red! Even scarier, in larger doses, it could produce aphasia (the inability to form/comprehend language), muscle tremors, epileptic convulsions, blindness & death!
Helonia vaginal tablets with opium. These were inserted into the vagina to cure the embarrassing problem of Leukorrhea, vulgarly known as "the whites." It refers to vaginal discharge, which is usually normal, but not appreciated in olden days. I'm not sure stuffing opium in your vagina would help, but then again I'm not an old-timey medicine show man. So what do I know?
NARCO: Ad for Cube Morphine, published in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, 1900. By 1900, use of narcotics was at its peak for both medical and non-medical purposes. Advertisements promoting opium- and cocaine-laden drugs saturated the newspapers; morphine seemed more easily obtainable than alcohol. New York Academy of Medicine