The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: For all forms of female weakness, painful, scanty, delayed or declining periods, spasms at month, local discharges or whites, impaired complexion, sick headache, neuralgia, debility, goneness, falling of the womb, arising from want of tone in the system, preparatory treatment for confinement, after-pains, change of life, hot flushes, wakefulness, bloating, etc.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1905
Zoa-Phora Company
Physical Description
cardboard (overall packaging material)
glass (overall packaging material)
mandrake (podophyllum) (drug active ingredients)
black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa) (drug active ingredients)
blue cohosh (caulophyllum thalactroides) (drug active ingredients)
life root (semecio aureus) (drug active ingredients)
roman chamomile flowers (anthemis nobilis) (drug active ingredients)
false unicorn root (helonias dioica) (drug active ingredients)
cramp bark (zibernum opulus) (drug active ingredients)
box: 8 in x 3 3/8 in x 2.375 cm; 20.32 cm x 8.5725 cm x 15/16 in
paper inserts, as stored: 16 in x 26 in; 40.64 cm x 66.04 cm
bottle: 7 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 in; 18.7325 cm x 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm
Place Made
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Health Products
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
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