Bottle containing Apenta aperient water
A green glass bottle with a metal foil cap containing Apenta aperient water, Hungarian, 1900-1940.
‘Aperient’ is another word for laxative. A wineglassful of aperient water was drunk before breakfast every day to avoid constipation, to help disorders of the liver and prevent fat deposits in the body. The water was also recommended for pregnant women and those experiencing ‘female diseases’.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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