Herbal Africa was formed by a dedicated team of African traditional doctors
with the aim of researching, manufacturing and distributing a range of
African herbal products that betters its alternative and conventional competitors
in efficacy, quality and goodness.
all, Herbal Africa is a truly African company that is proud of its African
heritage and believes in providing African solutions to African issues.
Herbal Africa is a true leader and pioneer in this field with many credits
to its name. Herbal Africa merges traditional values and knowledge with
scientific and modern components in order to provide affordable, effective
and novel medicines.
Africa bases its products on African medicinal plants and herbs and the
knowledge of the African herbalist (inyanga). Inyangas reign supreme in
their know-how and understanding of medicinal plants and herbal remedies
as their use forms an integral part of African culture. South Africa has
over 10% of the world's flora and is rich in the knowledge of their use.
For thousands of years, Africans have relied on medicinal plants and this
knowledge to treat their ailments.
through cultural heritage"
The practices of traditional medicine dates back many centuries and have
therefore been as "tried and tested" as many of the scientific
medicines that are generally more harmful and with a higher degree of
side effects. The use of herbs and other organic substances by African
traditional medicine is a practice now increasingly followed by western
medicine. The use of herbal remedies is generally more effective and less
invasive and aggressive than the scientific preponderance of scheduled
drugs and frequent surgery. African herbal medicine does not treat the
symptoms but rather seeks to cure the causes of diseases.
Africa offers the distinct advantage of tried and tested herbal remedies
backed by scientific research and ethno-botanical data (literature, African
herbal doctors) and manufactured under strict pharmaceutical guidelines.
Africa does not copy existing herbal remedies but develops new ones, which,
we believe, are superior in their efficacy, quality and results.
Medicine - the mother of medicines
"If we accept that Africa is the cradle of mankind and that the use
of herbs is as old as mankind itself, it then stands to reason that African
medicine is the oldest, most tried and tested form of medicine known to
mankind. Further, to call it an alternative is wrong, since it formed
the basis for other types of medicine practiced today - conventional,
herbal, Chinese, etc." T/Dr R de Carvalho.
Together with national scientific research institutions our consulting
traditional doctors have found new medicinal plants that have shown
in-vitro properties for malaria and other diseases.
- The first to encapsulate
many popular African medicinal plants and remedies.
- Our consulting
traditional doctor, R de Carvalho, was one of the first white people
to be recognized by both the traditional doctors associations in Moçambique
and South Africa.
- Our consulting
traditional doctors were the first to expose the merits of African medicinal
plants and African herbal remedies on the Internet.
To manufacture and distribute an effective range of African herbal remedies
and medicinal products that not only competes, but surpass its competitors.
enhance and preserve the knowledge and wisdom of African herbal medicine.
be a leader in the research and development of African herbal remedies
T/Dr R de Carvalho has been researching African medicinal plants and African
herbal remedies with scientific research institutions since 1995. Prior
to this research, he was a student with the President of Ametramo (Association
of the traditional doctors of Moçambique). Universities such as
the University of Cape Town, University of Natal, University of the North
and University of Stellenbosch have researched many of the plants used
in our formulas. Others have been researched as far a field as Ireland
Africa rallied an impressive number of professional medical practitioners
and individuals behind its cause and ideals to help in its research and
national scientific research institutions have 25 000 species of plants
in their rooms awaiting further testing and analysis. In Africa there
are over 10 000 known tree species used medicinally.
Our products are manufactured to the highest standards and quality. Manufacturing
is conducted under strict medical guidelines and rules as set out by the
MCC (Medical Controls Council) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Procedures).
raw materials are collected from pollution free zones, mainly in the rural
areas where we offer new job opportunities and prospects. We have chosen
traditional doctors in the areas of collection to oversee quality and
products are free from artificial preservatives, chemicals, sugar, alcohol,
milk fat, milk protein, Saccharose, Isoglucose and allergens.
Ethnomedicine is a system that applies both art and science to help the
human body to restore its health and well-being. It utilises natural remedies
to activate the immune system. Herbs are used for cleansing, elimination
and detoxification. Some are used to stimulate the body’s self-healing
capabilities to counteract physical symptoms, whilst others may be used
as a tonic to help the body’s immunity.
human body easily assimilates nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antibiotics
and hormonal substances from plants to obtain both food and medicine.
Ethnomedicine is a healing modality for chronic ongoing problems. With
the skilful selection of herbs, a profound transformation in health can
be effected without the danger of the unpleasant side effects inherent
in drug-based medicines. Plants have a direct impact on physiological
activity and by knowing what body processes one wants to help or heal;
the appropriate herb or plant action can be selected.
Practical Significance of Ethnomedicine
Ethnomedicine is a specialist area that is not restricted to describing
exotic healing practices, but actually offers concrete practical help
in everyday clinical medicine. Thus, Ethnomedicine facilitates communication
with patients from all walks of life. Moreover, an Ethno Medical practitioner’s
observations and analyses within the scope of Ethnomedicine’s understanding
of the inherent conceptions held by their patients, with regard to illness
and therapy, has heightened the medical and nursing fraternity. Thus,
these practitioners are better equipped to pinpoint and respond to their
patients needs. This is of importance since if patients lose trust in
the exponents of conservative medicine, they often turn to alternative
medicine and may fail to receive adequate medical care. Ethnomedicine
is considered to be an unbiased science by its proponents.
Ethnomedicine practitioners treat the individual holistically and will
consult at length with the patient to establish the root cause of their
illness. Different herbal medicines are prescribed for each patient’s
specific needs. Remedies can be taken in a variety of ways, such as tinctures,
capsules or infusions, depending on which herbs are being used and what
condition is being treated.
Africa’s Ethnomedicine practitioner is accredited and registered
with EPASA (the Ethnomedicine Practitioners Association of South Africa).
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