The medicine in Africa is very traditional, because its related with yours culture, its religion and its customs. In most of the African tribes the healers are also the leaders and priests.
The popular remedies in Africa are based on vegetables, animals, minerals, spiritual therapies and manual exercises. The most widely used remedies in Africa are the facts based on traditional plants, for Example for the digestive problems the African take herbs from Olkiloriti, for the headaches take herbs of Skullcap, and for the respiratory problems take herbs from Mullein and Elecampane; these remedies done with herbs must go accompanied of spiritual baths, a symbolic sacrifice, songs and dance done by the healers.
If we comparated the African culture with Colombian culture, there isn`t much difference. The Colombian natives also use popular remedies made with own herbs of the country to cure the diseases. The most important difference between the Colombian culture and African culture is that in Colombia isn`t as common use of remedies popular because of the people who have access to medicine today, on the other hand the people in Africa do not have easy access to medicine today because of poverty in the country.
NAME: LAURA MARCELA ALVAREZ PARRA