Traditional Healer on the Origin of Traditional Medicine
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Mr Salieu Puye, a traditional healer and the Vice President
of the Traditional Healers Assembly of the
According to him, traditional medicine has open natural and non-natural cases example of which is the red blood case. He added that the WHO described traditional medicine in a publication of 1978 as the entity of all knowledge of all explicable and inexplicable methods of diagnosis, prevention and removal of physical, mental and social imbalances based only on the personal experience and the observation passed on form generation to generation.
He noted that god has given us 500,000 flowering plant as gift and about 10% of them are used in traditional medicine.
Mr Puye however calls for the co-operation of the Ministry of Health and WHO to benefit the poor people so as to reduce the cost spent on the conventional medicine.
Dilating on the aim and objectives of assembly, Mr Puye said
that his assembly will continue to promote traditional medicine by combating
diseases that prevalent in the
He said they also had meeting with two forestry experts at
the National Planing Commission where important issues relating to the
identification of important plant spices grown in
Author: Sainey M.K. Marenah