Box containing bottle of Masturin, herbal medicine, Pakistan, 2004-2005
Two spoonfuls of Masturin, a Unani Tibb herbal medication, are taken at night with lukewarm water to correct menstrual irregularities and leucorrhoea. The medication is also taken by women for general health. Unani Tibb is an Islamic medical tradition. Health and personality are 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. The treatment was made by The Moshin Institute, a research and teaching centre for Unani Tibb in Leicester, England
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