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Traditional thai abortifacient

'Pagoden'

Paper bag with colorful print contains directions on yellow paper as well as cellophane bag with lettering containing a red-brown powder.

Powder is from dried and ground substance, containing among others ginger. Powder is dissolved in one liter of alcohol and left standing for two nights. Twice daily before mealtime 1-2 tablespoons; use after missed menstruation.  Used widely as abortifacient and sometimes restores menses; also general restorative tonic for men.

Inventory number: 2345
Date: 2007
Condition: paper bag is crumbled