Enema syringe, India, 2005

2005 in Coimbatore
The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Limited

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Enema syringe with cloth bag. Top three quarter view. White background.
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Enema syringe, known as a Kashaya Vasthi Yanthram, manufactured by the The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Ltd, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, c2005.

An enema syringe with a cloth carrying bag, purchased from India in 2005. An enema (vasthi) introduces fluid into the lower bowel via the anus. A single Ayurvedic treatment might involve several enemas using oils mixed with different medicinal herbs – depending on the patient’s condition. Some enemas remain inside the patient and have a direct medicinal effect, others actively remove waste products from the body.


Asian Medicine
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enema syringe
  • furnishing and equipment
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  • enema equipment

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