Latest articles on African Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine in the academy is a reality

The UKZN traditional medicine laboratory aims to become a centre of excellence

Sangomas learn to meld muti with conventional medicine

Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.

Sexual healing: An African sex safari

The African Sexual Healing Tour is empowering, but bruised by its bland approach to heterosexual cliché.

Unconventional is the real norm

You have a bit of a cough, night sweats and a searing headache every now and again. So, what's the diagnosis?

Ritual sacrifice of children on the rise in Uganda

Caroline Aya was playing in front of her house in January when a neighbour put a cloth over her mouth and fled with her.

Minister calls for tougher charges for muti murder

The minister for women, children and persons with disabilities has called for tougher charges for people who kill to harvest body parts for muti.

Seeking Lotto riches, South Africans smoke vulture brains

Smoking dried vulture brains to have a vision of winning Lotto numbers -- that's why customers come to Scelo, a vendor of traditional medicines.

SA’s traditional healers seek leap to modernity

In the eclectic buzz of Africa's richest city is a gateway to a centuries-old world of giant tubers, herbs and musty animal parts.

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