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Herbal medicine, Pakistan, 2004-2005

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Joshina is advertised as “Joshanda made easy”. Joshanda is an Unani Tibb medicine made from a selection of dried herbs that are boiled in a cup of hot water, strained and then drunk first thing in the morning and last thing at night. The mixture can be sweetened with honey to make it easier to swallow and is used to treat coughs and colds. Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories, who made this treatment, also prepare a wide range of Unani Tibb medicines. Unani Tibb is an Islamic medical tradition where each individual is believed to be influenced by the environment and where health is maintained by the balance of humours.

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Glossary: Unani Tibb medicine

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Glossary: Unani Tibb

An Islamic medical tradition based on ancient Greek principles and focusing on balance in the body. It is found mostly in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and the Middle East.