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Container of Trifola paste, England, 2004-2005

Trifola was originally used in Ayurveda medicine. It is also a Unani Tibb treatment to aid digestion. Unani medicines normally taste sweet, but this one tastes bitter because it is made from the Trifola herb. The paste is mixed with warm water or milk and drunk every evening. The paste was made by the Moshin Institute, a research and teaching centre for Unani Tibb in Leicester, England.

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An Indian medical tradition. Literally translated it means ‘Life Science’ and promotes mental and physical health through balancing biological elements. Ayurveda focuses on exercise, massage, yoga and meditation.

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