... Bile Beans ...
Bile Beans was a laxative and tonic first marketed in the 1890s.
The product supposedly contained substances extracted
from a hitherto unknown vegetable source by a fictitious chemist
known as Charles Forde
In the early years Bile Beans were marketed as
"Charles Forde's Bile Beans for Biliousness",
and sales relied heavily on newspaper advertisements.
Among other cure-all claims, Bile Beans promised to
"disperse unwanted fat" and "purify and enrich the blood".