Medicinal Roots in Ethiopia

URL http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article165-MEDI...
Summary Hakim Abebech is renewing the traditional wisdom of Ethiopia.

Article by Sandra Hill for Resurgence 242

One pioneering woman is renewing the traditional wisdom of Ethiopia.

IN THE WEST, we tend to see Africa as an impoverished society in need of our scientific knowledge and expertise. But before we rush to help, we need to consider the long-term impact of our interventions. In both medicine and agriculture, we are beginning to see that our industrial, chemical solutions often cause as many problems as they solve, and sometimes more. The Deshet Project in Ethiopia is an example of the way in which indigenous knowledge of healing and medicine may pave a way for the future.