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Container of Ma'jun herbal medicine, England, 2004-2005

Ma’jun is a herbal medicine. It is mixed with honey to give the treatment a sweet taste and maintain the medicine’s freshness. The honey is also believed to have healing properties. Ma’jun is used in Unani Tibb. 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.

Object number:

2005-686

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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.

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