AFRICA VS COLOMBIA
To begin with the comparission between alternative medicine in Africa and Colombia. We can start by their similarities. Africa is a pioners in alternative medicine on the world. Since ancient times Africa has used medicine join with religion or mystic (wizards or chamans). This is very similar to Colombia. In the prehispanic age, Colombian tribes used to practice medicine using religion as a "divine path" to cure the sikness people.
No matter how long has been past since the begining of altenative medicine in both countries, nowadays religion and popular believes have more credibility than tradicional medicine (doctors, nurses, especialist, ect). it is very comun to find in Colombia the "curandero" and in Africa the "chamans" they do the same, they belive that plants have special and supernatural properties that heal the sickness or the disease.