The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Promotes bowel activity
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
after 1924
Sherman Pharmacy
Vendol Company
Physical Description
alcohol,12 % (drug active ingredients)
aloin (drug active ingredients)
senna (drug active ingredients)
poke root (drug active ingredients)
licorice root (drug active ingredients)
dandelion (drug active ingredients)
black cohosh (drug active ingredients)
anise seed (drug active ingredients)
gentian root (drug active ingredients)
may apple (drug active ingredients)
yellow dock (drug active ingredients)
queen's root (drug active ingredients)
culver's root (drug active ingredients)
soda bicarbonate (drug active ingredients)
potassium bicarbonate (drug active ingredients)
box: 7 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 18.415 cm x 7.9375 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 6 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 7.3025 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.