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Ayurvedic children's capillary medication, India, 1970-1981

Known as ‘Bal Sathi’ this ‘capillary’ medication was a children’s health tonic used within Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda is a medical tradition. Its history reaches back over 2000 years. Its roots are in the Indian subcontinent. However, its influence has spread to other parts of the world. This children’s medication was imported into the United Kingdom from India during the 1970s.

Object number:

1981-1580 Pt1

 

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