Unani medicine, Bradford, England, 1970-1981

Made:
1970-1981 in Bradford
maker:
Darulshafa Shirqai
Bottle of Rahit-e-nesyan by Duralshafa Shirqai, Bradford, 1970-81. Front view. Graduated grey background.

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Bottle of Rahit-e-nesyan by Duralshafa Shirqai, Bradford, 1970-81. Front view. Graduated grey background.
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Glass bottle of Rahit-e-nesyan by Darulshafa Shirqai, Bradford, 1970-1981

Prepared by a British Hakim (physician), the Arabic name of this Unani Tibb treatment is Rahit-e-nesyan. It contains ingredients such as coconut, cloves, saffron, olive oil, sugar and honey. Unani medicines often taste sweet.

Unani Tibb is an Islamic medical tradition. Health and personality are thought to be influenced by a person’s unique combination of humours, or elements, and their relationship with the environment. Illness occurs when the humours become unbalanced. Treatment is tailored to suit the individual’s specific mix of humours.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1981-1585 Pt1
Materials:
bottle, glass and screw cap, plastic
type:
unani tibb herbal medicine
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • herbal medicine
credit:
Gift of Nottingham University (Pharmacy Dept.)