Heneph's Blue Flag Laxative Tablets

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
The prevention of appendicitis and the relief of constipation
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
Heneph Company Inc.
Physical Description
irisin (drug active ingredients)
podophyllin (drug active ingredients)
belladonna (drug active ingredients)
aloin (drug active ingredients)
cascara sagrada (drug active ingredients)
overall: 2 cm x 7 cm x 4.3 cm; 13/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 11/16 in
box: 1 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 4.445 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.2225 cm
vial: 2 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 5.715 cm x 1.5875 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Kingston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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