This section is from the "Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas Recipes Processes" encyclopedia, by Norman W. Henley and others.
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