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Human body is made up of organic substances such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, sulphur, magnesium, chlorine, calcium, and others. All these are found more in fruits, vegetables and herbs. Deficiency in any of these results in one type of disease or the other.

Mistletoe, Passion flower, Orinata and many others are locally available. They do not need to be certified as highly medicinal by foreign experts. Our grandmothers have used them for ages. Why do we then need validation from Oxford or Harvard to know that they are efficacious?

VIEW OF W.H.O. Traditional medicine, as is well known, is a cultural gem of various communities around the world and encompasses all kinds of folk medicine, unconventional medicine and indeed any kind of therapeutically method that had been handed down by the tradition of a community or ethnic group.

By the World Health Organization (W.H.O. 1976) definition, traditional medicine is the sum total of all knowledge and practices, whether explicable or not, used in diagnosis, prevention and elimination of physical, mental or social imbalance and relying exclusively on practical experience and observations handed down from generation to generation, whether verbally or in writing. With these descriptions, various forms of medicine and therapies such as herbal medicine, message, homeopathy, mud bath, music therapy, wax bath, reflexology, dance therapy, hydrotherapy, mind and spirit therapies, self-exercise therapies radiation and vibration, osteopathy, chiropractic, aromatherapy, prevention medicine, radiant heat therapy, therapeutic fasting and dieting spinal manipulation, psychotherapy, etc. are a few elements of traditional medicine. It does show that a large country of the size of Nigeria, with diverse cultures and traditions, should be rich in traditional medicine and should have eminent and respected traditional healers to take care of the teeming population.

W.H.O. (1976).

The traditional healer, as defined by the w.h.o. (1976), is a person who is recognized by the community in which he lives as competent to provide health care by using vegetable, animal and mineral substances and certain other methods based on the social, cultural and religious background, as well as on the knowledge, attributes and beliefs that are prevalent in the community, regarding physical, mental and social well-being and the causation of disease and disability.

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scriptures confirm the use of herbs

Romans 14: 12 (For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs).

Genesis 1: 29 (And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not).

Psalm 104: 14 (He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth);

Ezekiel 47: 12 (And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine).

Proverbs 15: 17 (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith).

Genesis 3: 18 (Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field);

Deuteronomy 11: 10 (For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs):