Lydia E. Pinkham's Pills for Constipation

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For producing bowel movements. Tiny vegetable laxative pills that are easy to swallow. Adults: Some persons may need stronger laxatives than others and according to such needs one to three pills should be taken at bedtime, as indicated for occasional constipation. Not for use by children. Caution: not to be used when abdominal pain (stomach ache, cramps, colic) nausea, vomiting (stomach sickness) or other symptoms of appendicitis are present. Frequent or continued use of this preparation may result in dependence on laxatives.
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1930
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Physical Description
gamboge (drug active ingredients)
mandrake (drug active ingredients)
culver's root (drug active ingredients)
overall: 3.5 cm x 4.7 cm x 2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 13/16 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 4.7625 cm x 1.905 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Lynn
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Enterprise
Health & Medicine
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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