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Ayurvedic Eye Cosmetic, Pakistan, 1970-1981
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Ayurvedic Eye Cosmetic, Pakistan, 1970-1981
Box for Nargisi surma by Hamdard Dawakhana (Waqf), 1970-1981
Box for Nargisi surma by Hamdard Dawakhana (Waqf), 1970-1981. Front 3/4 view of whole object against grey background
Work Type
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date
1970-1981
Location
India
Pakistan
Measurements
overall: 70 mm x 22 mm x 22 mm, .02kg
Description
Carton for Nargisi surma by Hamdard Dawakhana (Waqf), 1970-1981
Can an eye cosmetic prevent eye disease and vision defects, as well as eliminate the need for glasses? This Ayurvedic eye cosmetic claims so. It was imported into the United Kingdom from Pakistan during the 1970s. The product is made of a substance called Nargisi Surma. It is still available today. In the 1970s, some surma products became associated with dangerous levels of lead found in the blood of women and children who used them. High lead levels can lead to serious brain damage. \n\nThis product was manufactured by Hamdard (Waqf) Laboratories in Pakistan. The company specialises in Unani Tibb medicines and also makes Ayurvedic products. \n\nAyurveda is a medical tradition. Its roots are in the Indian subcontinent. However, its influence has spread to other parts of the world.
Repository
Gift of Nottingham University (Pharmacy Dept.)
Accession Number
Subject
cosmetics
ID Number
co192309
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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SSID
26294327

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