Green plastic vomit bowl with handle, England, 2005

Made:
2005 in England
maker:
Warwick Sasco Limited

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Vomit pan. Top three quarter view. Black background.
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Plastic vomit bowl with handle, graduated to 1500ml, manufactured by Warwick Sasco Ltd and marketted by Medisave UK Ltd, England, 2005.

A plastic vomit bowl used during panchakarma, an Ayurvedic therapy. Vomiting aims to drive out harmful doshas (forces) and waste products and is induced by taking a drink containing ingredients such as liquorice or calamus root. Therapeutic vomiting is used to treat illnesses such as colds, epilepsy and chronic indigestion.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
2005-676
type:
vomit bowl and vomit bowl and
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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