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]

Date Made: 1901-1909

Maker: Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Chemistry. Division of Drugs

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Indigestion & Nausea Drugs


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Credit Line: United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Chemistry, Division of Drugs

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.143336Accession Number: 49711Catalog Number: 143336

Object Name: crude drugOther Terms: crude drug; Materia Medica; Drugs; Vegetable; Flower

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-5459-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_874153

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