Medicinal Gardens Programme

 

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The greatest danger in the tropical countries is losing knowledge of their own cultures”

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The use of plants as medicine is an edge old practice not just in Africa but the world over and humans have used plants as medicine for centuries, but with the introduction of modern medicine saw this edge old practice phase into thin air to the advantage of the latter. Our ancestors were proud of the healing abilities of plants at their disposal and also had a lot on knowledge about plant healing capabilities although this was in many instances not well documented but simply passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth and with modernity and migrations, even that traditional pattern of knowledge transfer has since died out and a lot of such valuable information lost. And with such kind of a big knowledge gap, as an Organisation it’s going to present us an uphill task gathering, documenting, translating, transferring from one country to another, localizing, and disseminating the knowledge all over again. But we are however up to the task at hand for ultimate community health and wellness on the continent.

There are a number of natural medicinal plants that are effective to healing and are readily available in Uganda and on the continent. The use of such natural medicine will allow for promotion of self-reliance as well as ensuring long and qualitative life and usually when it comes to prevention of diseases like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and blood pressure, natural medicine is in many ways unrivaled.

With high costs involved in purchasing modern medicines coupled with their side effects it’s time that Africa restores and adopts the use of traditional medicine as a cheaper alternative for communities as it allows also for tapping into the unfailing nature’s pharmacy and ensures holistic healing, and it’s important that Disease Prevention precedes curative remedies as a key approach to universal health coverage on the continent and such natural alternatives promise us just that.

Our medicinal garden programme across Africa promises more than 3,000 high-value medicinal gardens set up primarily for community demonstration in sub-Saharan Africa starting from Uganda where we are based. These demonstration gardens are set up at strategic places like hospitals, schools, government offices where the general public can easily access for viewing and on average are viewed by more than 100 people per day and more than 10 seedlings sold.

And to everyone out there, don’t wait till your diagnosed with cancer, diabetes or any other disease for you to start looking for such alternative remedies just because you can’t afford the budget handed to you by doctors and yet these plant remedies have been around you all time, start where you stay by planting herbs like rosemary, periwinkle, cayenne pepper among others and see the difference.

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NB: To support a medicinal garden and help us restore indigenous knowledge systems and ensure holistic healing among communities in Africa: send us an email at ‘programmes@tahi-africa.org’ with the message  subject’ ‘I want to support a medicinal garden in Africa’ and we will immediately reply you with details

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