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Indigenous medicine and knowledge in African society

Kwasi Konadu

Indigenous medicine and knowledge in African society

by Kwasi Konadu

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Traditional medicine -- Africa.,
  • Medical anthropology -- Africa.,
  • Medicinal plants -- Africa.,
  • Africa -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKwasi Konadu.
    SeriesAfrican studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN645 .K65 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxi, 240 p. :
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22259313M
    ISBN 10041595620
    ISBN 109780415956208
    LC Control Number2006034906

    Introduction. This paper will define and discuss Indigenous Knowledge (IK), its context and importance within traditional African society, and consider the threat to its continuity, as it discusses the limitations of transmission through the traditional and electronic information media in the era of by: The book is an exploration of the practical problems resulting from Africaís encounter with Euro-colonialism, a reflection of the nexus between indigenous knowledge, culture, and development, and indeed a call for the revival and reinstitution of indigenous knowledge, not as a challenge to Western science, but a complementary form of knowledge.

      Introduction. Similar to the case in other African countries, health care in Ghana is pluralistic, with people making use of indigenous, faith and allopathic healing systems for the treatment of illness. 1,2,3 The indigenous systems often include components such as cultural norms and beliefs which have formed part of the everyday lives of people within communities. 4 Biomedicine in Ghana Author: Lily Kpobi, Leslie Swartz. Inculturation and African Religion: Indigenous and Western Approaches to Medical Practice Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services in Ghana: An Annotated Bibliography.

    Traditional Indigenous Medicine, Natural Remedies & Therapies get a free medicine offering When you enter your email to receive specials, sales, and events, you will also get a free download of a chapter from my audiobook, Principle of Harmony and Healing, Unity in The Mystery and History of Medicine. In Africa and Asia, 80 per cent of the population still uses traditional remedies rather than modern medicine for primary healthcare. And in developed nations, TM is rapidly gaining appeal. Estimates suggest up to 80 per cent of the population has tried a therapy such as acupuncture or harmacology: The systematic study of how specific ethnic groups use medicinal plants.


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Focusing on the case of Ghana, Indigenous Medicine and Knowledge in African Society investigates the ways in which healers and indigenous archives of cultural knowledge conceptualize and interpret medicine and healing.

In order to unearth these prevailing concepts, Konadu utilizes in-depth interviews, plant samples, material culture, linguistics, and other Edition: 1st Edition. Investigates the ways in which healers and indigenous archives of cultural knowledge conceptualize and interpret medicine and healing.

This work unearths prevailing concepts of medicine, by utilizes in-depth interviews, medicinal samples, material culture. Indigenous Medicine and Knowledge in African Society (African Studies) Hardcover Next page > Indigenous Medicine and Knowledge in African Society (African Studies) Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances.

Indigenous medicine and knowledge in African society. New York: Routledge, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Kwasi Konadu. This book is an intellectual journey into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, architecture, medicine and metallurgy.

The focus is on various dimensions of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) with an emphasis on the sciences, an area that has been neglected in AIK : Paperback.

African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health aims to provide a catalyst for health innovations based on the rich African biodiversity and AIMK.

The book documents some of the success stories from the continent related to AIMK and serves as a one-step reference for all professionals interested in the research and development of medical interventions - including pharmacognosists, ethnobiologists, botanists, phytochemists, pharmacologists and medical : Charles Wambebe.

The major focus of work in indigenous knowledge in South Africa is in traditional healing and medicinal plant use. Contributors to this compilation come from both formal institutions and traditional backgrounds.

They discuss the relationship between traditional and Western medicine, the needs of traditional healers and issues surrounding traditional herbal medicines. This text explores the multidisciplinary context of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems from scholars and scholar activists committed to the interrogation, production, articulation, dissemination and general development of endogenous and indigenous modes of intellectual activity and praxis.

Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) comprise knowledge systems that have developed within various societies’ independent of, and prior to, the advent of the modern scientific knowledge system. This book addresses the key questions of how to study and narrate change in African societies, in ways that empower those studied.

Recommended reading for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in understanding gender, women’s lives, development, research methods, and African culture and history.

Ellis, Stephen, and Gerrie ter Haar. The use of medicinal plants as a fundamental component of the African traditional healthcare system is perhaps the oldest and the most assorted of all therapeutic systems. In many parts of rural Africa, traditional healers prescribing medicinal plants are the most easily accessible and affordable health resource available to the local community and at times the only therapy that by: Indigenous Knowledge in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.

An Inaugural Lecture by Anwar Osman Centre for Africa Studies 1. Introduction. Although African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS) have existed for thousands of years, their concept and practice began to emerge in the science spheres only three decades ago.

African indigenous knowledge systems and relevance of higher education in South Africa concern was whether such a country can afford pure academics who put emphasis on theoretical knowledge at the expense of community Size: KB.

African Traditional medicine, a mixture of herbal (physical), mystical (spiritual) and social elements of society, is quite varied but share similarity in its dependence on the socio-cultural and.

African Psychology in Historical Perspective and Related Commentary Daudi Ajani Ya Azibo Snippet view - Indigenous Medicine and Knowledge in African Society. This Book Is Collection Of 25 Research Papers/ Articles Focused On Different Aspect Indigenous Health Care Practices Among Different Population Group Of Different Part Of India, Romania And Pacific Regions Like Australia, Polynesia And Melanesia.

The Ethno-Medicine Used Among Various Populations For Cure Of Different Ailments Are Recorded And Documented In Many Of The Papers/Articles Reviews: 1. This book is an intellectual journey into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, architecture, medicine and metallurgy. The focus is on various dimensions of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) with an emphasis on the sciences, an area that has been neglected in AIK discourse.

This book is an intellectual journey into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, architecture, medicine and metallurgy. The focus is on various dimensions of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) with an emphasis on the sciences, an area that has been neglected in AIK.

A Holistic Approach. One major difference between conventional, Western medicine and traditional African medicine, is the way of viewing illnesses and their its Western counter-part, traditional African medicine is said to take a holistic approach, which is based on the premise of interconnectedness, and often includes indigenous herbalism in its : Dhwty.

In Africa, up to 80% of the population uses traditional medicine for primary healthcare. In South Africa specifically, studies have shown traditional medicine to play an important role in the management of certain ailments, while at the same time the sale of traditional and indigenous products has beneficial effects on poverty reduction and.

There is a persistent plea for the elements of Africa’s indigenous knowledge practices in traditional medicine to be codified and to desist from its status-quo phenomena of secrecy for posterity.

Within Africa’s indigenous knowledge (IK) practices in traditional medicine are certain aspects that it may not be possible to : Charles Akwe Masango.Traditional Medicine documentary tells you about fading knowledge of healing powers of herbs in rural regions of Namibia.

It dwells on rich Namibian cultural heritage and sends a very important message that traditional knowledge should be protected in modern African society.Traditional African medicine is a traditional medicine discipline involving indigenous herbalism and African spirituality, typically involving diviners, midwives, and tioners of traditional African medicine claim to be able to cure various and diverse conditions such as cancers, psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure, cholera, most venereal diseases, epilepsy, asthma.