Absinthium, U.S.P. (Wormwood. Absinthe.)

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a stimulant tonic. Employed in atonic and especially flatulent dyspepsia, and in various conditions of the system in which local disorders are maintained by general debility of the functions, and particularly by that of the digestive apparatus. It sometimes is used successfully to remove lumbricoid worms. Externally, a decoction of wormwood may be applied as a dressing to unhealthy and indolent ulcers. [The National Dispensatory, 5th Edition, 1896]
Currently not on view
date made
Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Chemistry. Division of Drugs
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
absinth (wormwood) (drug active ingredients)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
metal (lid material)
overall: 15 cm x 8 cm; 5 29/32 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Transfer from Bureau of Chemistry Division of Drugs, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1909); Accession 49711.
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History