Lydia E. Pinkham Tablets

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For relieving hot flashes and certain other symptoms of "Change of Life" (Menopause) and cramps and other distress of Monthly Periods (Menstruation) - not due to organic disease. Acts as a uterine sedative. Taken as directed these tablets are also an iron tonic and help build rich, red blood and restore energy, help relieve that "Too Tired" feeling, in simple iron deficiency anemia.
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
OTC Preparation
date made
after 1949
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (cap material)
extract of piscidia erythrina (jamaica dogwood) (drug active ingredient)
asclepias tuberosa (pleurisy root) (drug active ingredient)
glycyrrhiza (licorice) (drug active ingredient)
ferrous sulfate (iron) (drug active ingredient)
overall: 8 cm x 3.3 cm x 2.8 cm; 3 1/8 in x 1 5/16 in x 1 1/8 in
box: 3 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 in; 7.62 cm x 3.175 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 6.35 cm x 2.8575 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Lynn
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
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