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African Medicine and the Pandemics

Mocholoko (Dr), Zulumathabo Zulu © 2020

My dear friends, I am hereby notifying you to tune in to Radio Metro FM of Azania (South Africa) tomorrow Thursday May 28, 2020 in the morning Azanian time at 8:40am. I will be talking about African herbal medicine and the pandemics. You can also listen live on the Internet as follows:

http://beta.sabc.co.za/metrofm?s=listen+live

About Our Mission

At these trying times of Covid-19, it is absolutely vital to foreground the metaphysical relevance; the metascientific strategy and the cosmologic power of indigenous African therapeutics and etiology. The aim of African indigenous medicine is to cure (eliminate) the disease whereas the aim of Western medicine is to treat (not elimanate) the disease.

The difference between the African harbalist medicine and the Western allopathic medicine is that the herbalist has no profit motive whereas the allopathic does. The herbalist also heals the spirit and the limbic system whereas the allopathic only treats the physical.

Thus, with African medicine we heal the physicality; the spirituality and the mentality. African therapeutics preexists allopathic therapeutics by thousands of years. I describe an ancient African medical manusctipt in the scholarly and peet-reviewed paper African Drum Telegraphy and Indigenous Innovation: African Contribution To Communication Science.

A lot of medicines credited to modern medical science are the derivatives of the African origin of medicine like tetracycline which was invented by African engineering chemists more than a thousand years before Western medicine got to know about this antibiotic. Others like Asprin; Sutherlandia; Chroquin, grandpa, disprin, among others, are derivatives of African medicine plants.

Lengana/Umhlonyane. Picture Credit: AfroBrazilian, Wikipedia.

The book British Pharmacopoeia Volume I & II (British Pharmacopoeia Commission Office) confirms the African origin of medicine wherein itscribes a powdered medicine from acacia as follows:

Air-hardened, gummy exudate flowing naturally from or obtained by incision of the trunk and branches of Acacia senegal L. Willdenow, other species of Acacia of African origin” (MHRA, 2009).

This book is massive because it boasts more than 10,000 pages!

We are living our mission on the planent which is to discharge the sacrosanct duties of the erudite African ancestors who have gone before us and to bring healing to our people of the Melanin of Thari/Umbeleko. The African ancients trust us to do their mission knowing that we will never let them down or drop the ball.

We have never failed them before and we remain loyal to the end because we are bound by the secret moral code of the clan. This is possible because of our stringent adherence to Ditaelo/Imiyalelo (the organising principles) namely (1) Hoila/Ukuzila (Abstinence); (2) Hohlweka/Ukuhlanzeka (Cleansing) and (3) Hoboka/Ukuthakazela (Veneration) as confirmed in The Prayer of the Ancestors:

You drive the fiends (meya emebe/imiya emibi/evil spirits) away from the path of the disciple of the ancestors, so that Yena can retrace the exigent and the gutsy steps towards the erudite ancestors so that Yena can espouse, learn and adhere to Ditaelo of the heavens“.

We are highly appreciative and privileged to be anointed by the gods of the cosmos! We have a single-minded sense of urgency about this cosmic mission in the terrestrial space. We must retake our inalienable position as the unbought and the unsold architects of destiny before the nightfall so that we can vibrate as we were intended to vibrate in accordance with the effervescent vibration of the erudite African ancients who have gone before us.

We do this for the African child and the future generations to enjoy the tree of freedom that was watered with the sacred blood of those who have gone before them on the Motherland and the Diaspora. It is not a necessary expectation for us to enjoy the fruits. The unblemished tree shall be passed on to those coming after us to enjoy the fruits thereof knowing that it was watered and nurtured by those who have gone before them.

This truth is self-evident for the tree of freedom only grows when watered with blood. This satiated tree has gotten too great; too unbreakale; too indomitable and too unconquerable! Even when they [the conniving and treacherous White establishment] think they have subdued the tree of the Melanin, it rises audaciously; flawlessly and concurrently to its educated roots in order to vibrate as it was intended to vibrate undefined by the adverse conditions of the terrestrial space. Tsamaroko! Ezamathongo! Mocholoko, Zulumathabo Zulu.

References

MHRA (2009). British Pharmacopoeia Volume I & II. The Stationery Office on behalf of the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency: London.

Zulu, Z (2014). The Sacred Knowledge of the Desert: African Philosophical Transcendence. Madisebo University College Press: Johannesburg.

Zulu, Z (2016). African Drum Telegraphy and Indigenous Innovation: African Contribution To Communication Science. University of Pretoria: Pretoria.

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