With the tiny Elixir of Life bottle held less than an ounce, it's likely that the bitter potion was taken one drop at a time.
Loorya's team also unearthed another bottle that contained a popular 19th-century medicinal drink.
It was labeled Dr. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters and it was indeed bitter.
The drink turned out to contain gentian root, orange peel, cinnamon, anise, coriander seed, cardamom seed, peruvian bark, gum kino, grain alcohol, water and sugar.
"We read Dr. Hostetter's was so popular that it was served by the glass in bars throughout the U.S., including Alaska," Loorya said.
Since both the Elixir of Life and Dr. Hostetter's formulas required copious amounts of alcohol as a medium, "it may have been difficult for consumers to determine whether the active ingredients were actually effective," Loorya added.
To discover the drinks' actual taste and effects, Chrysalis is planning to brew them by the end of the month.
"We're hoping to have a tasting party," Loorya said.
Meanwhile, it is possible to find the "miracolous" recipes on DNAinfo.