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

Description
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]
Object Name
crude drug
date made
1901-1909
maker
Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Chemistry
Physical Description
absinth (wormwood) (drug active ingredients)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
metal (lid material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 8 cm; 5 29/32 in x 3 5/32 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
MG*143336
accession number
049711
catalog number
143336
subject
Health & Medicine
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Exhibition
1890s Drugstore
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Transfer from Bureau of Chemistry Division of Drugs, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1909); Accession 49711.

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