The science behind African traditional medicine

The science behind African traditional medicine

June 20, 2022 8 Views

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The science behind African traditional medicine

The science behind African traditional medicine

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Today is African Traditional Medicine day. The W.H.O estimates that around 80% of Africans rely heavily on traditional medicine or Umuthi for their basic health needs. A little known fact is that a number of western medicines were developed using African traditional plants.

Dorcas Lekganyane is a geneticist and botanist. Her main goal is to modernise traditional pharmacy. She explains the science behind Umuthi.

Tune into Newzroom Afrika, DSTV channel 405 for more details.

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