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Friday, September 9, 2016

HOW AFRICANS SURVIVED ON TRADITIONAL MEDICINE


Traditional medicine in Africa

The magic tree called Neem

In 1832, the Scottish merchant McGregor Laird led an expedition to the Niger Valley and out of 48 people that accompanied on the expedition, 37 lost their lives. 

These experiences led to the belief that Europeans could not survive in coastal West Africa, which came to be known as 'The White Man's Grave.' Because Europeans noticed that Africans survived much better in the region from these fevers. Despite malaria killing many Africans as well, they acquired resistance to malaria in their childhood, baffling European physicians.

The loss of 37 expeditioners not only revealed that Europeans can't settle in Africa that time but also demanded how Africans had been able to survive on that harsh continent of deadly malaria? From generation to generation, ancestors pass on their expertise in herbal medicine preparations to families. One of Africa's powerful concoctions against malaria is prepared from leaves of a neem tree.

The neem tree, biological name (Azadirachta indica) is a unique tree, and the leaves are the most complex leaves on the planet. The neem tree has over 130 different biologically an active compound. The trees grow in tropical and semi-tropical regions.

About the Neem Tree:

Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a tree in the mahogany family. Native to India and throughout Southeast Asia, neem trees grows in tropical and semi-tropical regions. The neem tree grows quickly and can reach heights over 100 ft tall. With its surprising variety of uses and benefits, the neem tree is known as the 'cure of sickness' in West Africa, because of its extreme bitterness.

The main components of neem leaves include protein (7.1%), carbohydrates (22.9%), minerals, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, and carotene. But the leaves also contain glutamic acid, tyrosine, aspartic acid, alanine, praline, glutamine and cystine-like amino acids, and several fatty acids. 

Without toothpaste or brush, a piece of chewed neem tree gives a clean teeth brush and fresh mouth each morning. The leaves of the neem tree are boiled and the bitter liquid is used to cure malaria. Another life-saving tree is the Kuntan tree (Uapacca Guiniensis.) The cover of the tree was used to treat fractured bones.

Enjoy corn porridge without sugar

Traditional food plant in Ghana

The miracle berry or fruit , known as Asaba in the central region of Ghana, serves as sugar because it contains a protein called miraculin that tastes sweet enough to replicate the effect of sugar


Fish smoking is one of the oldest traditional ways of food preservation in Africa.


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