Enema syringe, steel, India, 1800s
A steel enema syringe from India dating from the mid-1800s. An enema (vasthi) introduces fluid into the lower bowel via the anus. A single Ayurvedic treatment might involve several enemas using oils mixed with different medicinal herbs – depending on the patient’s condition. Some enemas remain inside the patient and have a direct medicinal effect, others actively remove waste products from the body.
- Asian Medicine
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overall weight: x x , , .21kg
- enema syringe
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- enema equipment
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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