Rel for Head-Colds

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For head colds. Opens the nasal passages. Makes breathing easier. Soothes irritation. Brings quick relief.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
ca 1934
Sherman Pharmacy
Maryland Pharmaceutical Company
Physical Description
cardboard (box material)
ephedrine (drug active ingredients)
sodium benzoate (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
tragacanth (drug active ingredients)
essence of pine needles (drug active ingredients)
overall: 12.5 cm x 7.8 cm x 1.6 cm; 4 15/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 5/8 in
box: 5 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
tube: 4 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 in; 12.065 cm x 4.1275 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
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Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
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