An exploratory ethnobotanical study of the practice of herbal medicine by the Akan peoples of Ghana.

@article{Abel2005AnEE,
  title={An exploratory ethnobotanical study of the practice of herbal medicine by the Akan peoples of Ghana.},
  author={Caroline Abel and Kofi Abrefa Busia},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          112-22
        }
}
This exploratory ethnobotanical study took place in Kumasi, the capital city of the Asante, one of the Akan tribes. Data was collected using the multi-method approach of descriptive review, semi-structured interviews with traditional medical practitioners, and brief scientific review. Traditional Akan medicine is holistic and does not separate the physical world from the supernatural world. It is deeply rooted in traditional religion, with illness seen as a departure from the natural… CONTINUE READING

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