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‘Infuza’, Unani medicine for colds and influenza, India, 1975-1980

This imported Unani Tibb medicine is advertised as a treatment for common and ‘epidemic’ flu. It is printed in English and Urdu. It is possibly aimed at the immigrant Asian community and Westerners. One teaspoon mixed in half a cup of warm water was taken before bedtime. Unani Tibb is a medical tradition. It is similar to Ayurveda, a medical tradition with roots in the Indian subcontinent.

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Glossary: Unani Tibb medicine

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Glossary: influenza

A highly contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system. Common symptoms of the disease are chills and fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. In more serious cases, influenza may cause pneumonia, which can be fatal.

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.

Glossary: drug

Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines. They affect the structure or function of a living organism.