Nigeria: Neglecting a Goldmine in Trado-Medicine

As Nigeria joins the rest of the continent today August 31, to mark to mark African Traditional Medicine Day(ATMD) , questions , such as why Nigeria’s traditional medical practice lags behind, need be asked.

With proven local remedies handed down from generation to generation and improved methods of recording, measuring, analyzing and synthesizing ancient pharmaceutical preparations why then has traditional medical practice been neglected?

And these days when Nigeria is facing dwindling economic fortunes and low foreign exchange inflow, why is African Traditional Medicine(ATM) still ignored when Nigeria can milk the cash cow that traditional medicine can become?

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