The composition of this nostrum is not known. Dr. Tsheppe failed to find in it any constituent of cinchona bark. The absence of quinine from the mixture probably would not hurt it, as the "tonic" effect of quinine on the hair is generally regarded as a myth.

On the other hand, it has been stated that this preparation contains:

Quinine sulphate. . .       2 parts Tincture of krameria      4 parts Tincture of cantharides .............       2 parts

Spirit of lavender. ..     10 parts

Glycerine..........     15 parts

Alcohol............   100 parts