Plastic vomit bowl with handle, England, 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
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