A packet of healthy breakfast mixture, produced in accordance with Unani Tibb medical practices. Like many medical systems, Tibb states that everything eaten affects health. By eating the correct food for each personal temperament, the humours can b
Medicine chest for cholera, by Godfrey and Cooke, English, 1849-1900
Albarello vase, Italian, from Rome or Deruta, 1641, polychrome maiolica, used for theriaca by the Jesuits
Italian pharmacy vase, 18th century polychrome maiolica made at Castelli, used for lily water
A box containing a bottle of Masturin, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used to treat menstrual problems. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Laryngeal syringe, Tobold type, steel and glass, by Down Bros. of London
A stick of moxibustion herbs wrapped in paper. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, moxibustion treatment gives heat to a point on the body, which makes qi energy flow smoothly. The herbs can be burned on or close to the skin, or on top of acu
A box containing sachets of Joshina, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used to treat coughs and colds. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
A woven string bag containing objects used for divination. The bag contains thirty-six objects including animal bones, pebbles, nut kernels and a hoof, each of which means something specific to a diviner. The objects are thrown onto a mat and the pat
Statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century. St. Anthony was patron saint of those afflicted with ergotism, also known as St. Anthony's fire, a skin disease caused by grain infected by the ergot fungus. St Anthony's fire is symbolised by