Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Recommended as a vegetable tonic in conditions for which this preparation is adapted. In use for over 50 years.
Dose: A tablespoonful every four hours through the day. Shake the bottle before using.
Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound was prescribed for “all those Painful Complaints and Weaknesses so common to our best female population . . . and is particularly adapted to the Change of Life.”
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1910
Pinkham, Lydia E.
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
alcohol, 15% (drug active ingredients)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 8.255 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Lynn
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Patent Medicine
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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