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Unani medicine, Bradford, England, 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.

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1981-1585 Pt1

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Glossary: Unani Tibb medicine

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Glossary: Unani Tibb

An Islamic medical tradition based on ancient Greek principles and focusing on balance in the body. It is found mostly in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and the Middle East.