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Ayurvedic medicine, India, 1981

The mineral ‘Suvarna Vasant Malini’ is used within Ayurvedic Medicine to cure impotence. The accompanying prescription reveals the remedy was bought in the Indian city of Jaipur in 1981 from an Ayurvedic pharmacy. Ayurveda is a medical tradition. Its history reaches back over 2000 years. Its roots are in the Indian subcontinent.

Object number:

1981-893

 

Glossary:

Glossary: Ayurveda

An Indian medical tradition. Literally translated it means ‘Life Science’ and promotes mental and physical health through balancing biological elements. Ayurveda focuses on exercise, massage, yoga and meditation.

Glossary: materia medica

A Latin medical term sometimes used to refer to medical substances.

Glossary: herbal medicine

the use of plant or plant extracts for medicinal purposes in order to improve the body's natural functions and restore balance. Herbal medicines are given in many forms (liquids, infusions, tablets, topical preparations, etc.) and form part of an increasing number of complementary medical therapies