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Pinkham, Lydia Estes, 1819-1883. (ed.) / Lydia E. Pinkham's private text-book
Revised edition ([n.d.])

Chapter VII: Lydia E. Pinkham's herb medicine,   pp. 54-60 PDF (1.3 MB)

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moting elimination; that is, it assists the organs
by which the body rids itself of the useless and
harmful materials.
This is a most common com-
"That        plaint and one of the surest indi-
Spring       cations for the use of Lydia E.
Feeling"     Pinkham's Herb Medicine. In the
winter most persons are kept in-
doors more than they should be, on account of the
cold weather. They do not get the supply of fresh
air which they get in the warmer months, their
rooms are often poorly ventilated and overheated,
and they are apt to exercise less and consequently
breathe less deeply and do not take into the lungs
the amount of oxygen which is needful to purify
the blood. They eat more food, and of a kind that
is harder to digest, especially fat, which acts as a
fuel to keep up the bodily heat. So the digestion
perceptibly becomes impaired, the bowels sluggish,
and the body saturated with waste and surplus ma-
terials, the same as our furnaces, when they are
filled with coal and the fires are pushed in extreme
weather, become clogged with ashes and clinkers.
Now, when the warmer days come and the stim-
ulation from bracing cold weather is lost, these ef-
fects become more noticeable; especially if the
heavy eating and confined mode of living are not
at once discontinued. You begin to have a tired,
heavy, sluggish feeling; become bilious and are
likely to have humors and eruptions on the face

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