Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wash

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Directions for using the sanative wash: Steep one-fourth of the package in sufficient water to make one pint after it is strained. When the discharge is very profuse, use one-half of this, adding to it one pint of warm water, daily, as a vaginal injection.
For leucorrhoea and Inflamation; use daily as a vaginal douche. Dry form - steep to use; also available in liquid form.
Object Name
otc preparation
feminine hygiene product
douch powder
date made
ca 1920
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
overall: 1.5 cm x 10.6 cm x 11 cm; 9/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 4 5/16 in
overall: 4 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 10.795 cm x 1.5875 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Lynn
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Health Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Beauty and Health
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 Holstein
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