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.”

Date Made: ca 1920s

Maker: Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Lynn

Subject: Patent Medicine


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, American Enterprise, Balm of America

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.293320.1616Accession Number: 293320Catalog Number: 293320.1616

Object Name: otc preparation

Physical Description: glass (overall material)alcohol, 15% (drug active ingredients)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_651677

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