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Traditional medicine in East Africa

Norman N. Miller

Traditional medicine in East Africa

by Norman N. Miller

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Published by AUFS in Hanover, NH .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, East.
    • Subjects:
    • Traditional medicine -- Africa, East.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Norman N. Miller.
      SeriesReports - American Universities Field Staff ;, 1980, no. 22, Africa, Reports (American Universities Field Staff) ;, 1980, no. 22, Africa.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN658 .M54
      The Physical Object
      Pagination15 p. :
      Number of Pages15
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4156721M
      LC Control Number80137054

      Traditional medicine in Bulamogi county, Uganda: Its practitioners, users and viability. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ; – Talk Radio News Bulleting of Talk Radio Johannesburg, South Africa: Timmermans K. Intellectual property rights and traditional medicine: Policy dilemmas at the interface. Sofowora, A. () Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Africa. Spectrum Books Ltd., Ibadan, has been cited by the following article: TITLE: Comparative Phytochemical and Nutritional Composition of Trichosanthes cucumerina (L.) and Some Solanum lycopersicum (L.) Cultivars in Nigeria.

      South Africa has a rich heritage of traditional herbal remedies and the country is blessed with an abundance of indigenous plants known for their healing properties. A large portion of the country falls into the Cape Floral Kingdom, containing approximately 4% of all the world’s plant species.   The African Background of Medical Science Posted: Thursday, J January 05 A special feature by Charles Finch, M.D. Chairman, Dept. of International Medicine, The Morehouse School of Medicine It has become increasingly clear that traditional African cultures and civilizations knew and accomplished much more than has traditionally been assumed.

        Traditional medicine refers to the knowledge, skills and practises based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. Traditional medicine is. The terms “complementary medicine” and “alternative medicine” refer to a broad set of health care practices that are not part of that country’s own traditional or conventional medicine and are not fully integrated into the dominant health care system. They are used interchangeably with traditional medicine in some countries


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Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, – (New African Histories) by Karen E. Flint | out of 5 stars 1.

African traditional medicine is a form of holistic health care system organized into three levels of specialty, namely divination, spiritualism, and herbalism. The traditional healer provides health care services based on culture, religious background, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that are prevalent in his community.

Illness is regarded as having both natural and supernatural causes and Cited by: 6. Medicinal Plants of East Africa is a revised edition of the book first published in on herbal remedies and he traditional medical practice of East Africa. The book covers the rich diversity of plants found in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, from sea to alpine plants.

East Africa also has a rich ethnic diversity and a large number of herbalists whose traditional knowledge and practices are 5/5(2). This book is a collection of essays based on a multidisciplinary approach to traditional medicine in Africa.

It has contributions from social scientists, natural resource experts, traditional medical practitioners, educationists, and medical scholars. Traditional medicine (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises medical aspects of traditional knowledge that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern World Health Organization (WHO) defines traditional medicine as "the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to.

A Holistic Approach. One major difference between conventional, Western medicine and traditional African medicine, is the way of viewing illnesses and their its Western counter-part, traditional African medicine is said to take a holistic approach, which is based on the premise of interconnectedness, and often includes indigenous herbalism in its treatment.

More recently, the new consciousness of ‘traditional’ healing has been characterized by a pharmaceutical emphasis, clearly visible in the pharmacological analyses of herbal medicines upon which a number of the new Institutes of Traditional Medicine have concentrated.

African healing is being seen as a medicinal exercise. Traditional medicine in East Africa, America Universities field staff report. ; – Worldwide Fund for Nature, (WWF), author Vital Wealth of plants. Gland, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO), author The promotion and development of traditional medicine.

With o distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of Reviews: 6.

Current trends of Traditional Herbal Medicine Practice in Kenya: A review. Afr. Pharmacol. Ther. 2(1): Traditional medicine in East Africa by Norman N. Miller,AUFS edition, in EnglishPages: traditional medicine or African traditional medicine.

This medicine is traditional because it is deeply rooted in a specific socio-cultural context, Throughout East Africa, the plant’s dried leaves are used for wounds and sores, coughs, venereal disease, and snakebite.

In. South African Traditional Medicine. Traditional medicine features in the lives of thousands of people in South Africa every day. In fact it is estimated that 80% of the population uses traditional medicines.

Yet, so many stereotypes exist for the traditional healers and their medicines that are collectively called muti. In this book the term ‘traditional medicine’ is used to describe: Health traditions originating in a particular geographic area or ethnic group and which may also have been adopted and/or modified by communities Chapter 7) and traditional African medicine (see Chapter 5).9 The last.

African traditional me dicine (A TM) has been used by African populations for the treatment of diseases long bef ore the adv ent of orthodox medicine and continues to carry a part o f the burden.

"Interest in traditional medicine as potential remedies for COVID is growing in Africa. As the world races to find treatment and vaccines against the virus, research into traditional and. traditional Africa was the oral literature. Oral literature encompasses fables, folktales, legends myths and proverbs.

The African continent experienced its own form of training and learning before it was colonized and even before the arrival of the missionaries. The training systems of Africans such as the traditional schools did exist, but most.

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Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Norman N Miller. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: "NNM". The Yoruba history begins with the migration of an East African population across the trans-African route leading from the mid-Nile river area to the mid-Niger.

1 Archaeologists, according to M. Omoleya, inform us that the Nigerian region was inhabited more than forty thousand years ago, or as far back as 65, B.C. 2 During this period, the. introduction into the area of traditional medicine as practised by both indigenous and naturalised people of East Africa.

The new edition has 2 maps and plant images in colour, a new element not covered in the original publication. The revision of the book from the original page. 5 hours ago  Analysis - On 7 January,the International Rescue Committee (IRC) published an article about 'The top 10 crises the world should be watching in '.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, map ; 21 cm: Contents: Traditional medicine in Africa: / Isaac Sindiga.Traditional medicine in the Middle East, which is studied at the Zayed Center for Herbal Research, can be broken down into four categories: the Prophet, Physicians, Arabs and Elders, says.