Bottle of 'Nancy B Watson's Healing Water', Europe, 1996

Made:
1996 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Green liquid in screw-top bottle labelled 'Nancy B. Watson's Healing Water - activates self healing, gives emotional lift', 1996.

The label on the side of ‘Nancy B Watson’s Healing Water’ reads: “Sprinkle/spray area. Anoint affected chakras, for use in baths.” The seven chakras, originally part of traditional Indian medicine, are located in a straight line from the head to the base of the spine. It is believed chakras have to be correctly aligned for good health. This bottle of green liquid is an example of one of the large number of unconventional ‘healing’ methods that appeared in the 1990s. The liquid is promised to ‘activate self healing’ and ‘give an emotional lift’.

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Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
1999-384
type:
bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
status:
Permanent collection

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