African Sea Coconut

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
An excellent cough mixture and lung tonic for coughs, bronchitis, influenza, colds, sore throat, asthma, tickling throat, whooping cough, catarrh, chronic cough, loss of voice, and spitting
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1960
L. F. Medicine Company
Physical Description
east african sea coconut extract 75% (drug active ingredients)
syrup simplex 8% (drug active ingredients)
syrup tolutanus 3.1% (drug active ingredients)
tinct. ipecac 3.1% (drug active ingredients)
liq. pruni virg. 3.1% (drug active ingredients)
liq. scillae pro. syr. 3.1% (drug active ingredients)
ext. glycerrhiz liq. 3.1% (drug active ingredients)
liq. ammon acet. fort. 1.5% (drug active ingredients)
menthol 200 grains (drug active ingredients)
box: 16.9 cm x 7 cm x 4.3 cm; 6 21/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 11/16 in
Place Made
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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 Mr. James Harvey Young
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