McElree's Cardui

McElree's Cardui

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A vegetable bitter tonic and stomachic, with antispasmodic properties valuable in relieving functional dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation not due to alteration of organs). A bitter tonic and stomachic to stimulate the appetite when deficient, and in such cases to stimulate the cells of the stomach to help increase the amount of gastric juice and thus to improve digestion and nutrition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
OTC Preparation
date made
1920s-1930s
maker
Chattanooga Medicine Company
place made
United States: Tennessee, Chattanooga
Physical Description
alcohol 19% (overall active ingredients)
blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus, tops and stems) (overall active ingredients)
black haw (Viburnum prunifolium, root and tree bark) (overall active ingredients)
golden seal (Hydrastis Canadensis, rhizomes and roots, hydrastis tops which are not official) (overall active ingredients)
Measurements
box: 7 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 20.0025 cm x 7.3025 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 7 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2008.0018.234
catalog number
2008.0018.234
accession number
2008.0018
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
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National Museum of American History
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