Plastic vomit bowl with handle, England, 2005

Plastic vomit bowl with handle, 2005.
A plastic vomit bowl used during panchakarma, an Ayurvedic therapy. Vomiting aims to drive out harmful doshas (forces) and waste products and is induced by taking a drink containing ingredients such as liquorice or calamus root. Therapeutic vomiting is used to treat illnesses such as colds, epilepsy and chronic indigestion.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
2005
Inventory number :
2005-676