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‘Larzine’ Unani medicine for malaria, India, 1975-1980

Unani Tibb is an ancient medical tradition. It is similar to Ayurveda, a medical tradition with roots in the Indian subcontinent. This imported Unani Tibb medicine is advertised as a treatment for malaria. It is printed in English and Urdu and is possibly aimed at the immigrant Asian community and Westerners. One teaspoon was to be taken three times a day, or a half dosage for children.

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1981-1397/89

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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.

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