During the week, the internet in Kenya has been on fire following the news that Rosemary Odinga, daughter to Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga had gained her eyesight.
Rosemary Odinga had lost her sight to illness almost two years ago and all efforts to restore it seemed futile. The family took her to the best hospital in South Africa. Doctors said she could not be healed.
At last, the family took her to India. A doctor in India used herbal medicine to heal her. At lost last, what is considered as “primitive” won over the “white man’s” magic.
Rosemary Odinga’s healing should make us rethink our general take on herbal medicine. In Kenya, not so many people believe in herbal medicine.
Many people associate herbal medicine with witchcraft. They think anyone who practices herbal medicine is a witch, something that should never be the case.
Our forefathers survived on herbal medicine and they used to live longer than the current generation. There is power in herbal medicine that many don’t realize.
Back in the villages, people use Mwarubaini to treat such illnesses as malaria and other diseases. In fact, the medicine works well on healing ailing chicken than any other. It is believed that the Mwarubaini tree heals more than 40 diseases.
There is an Aloe vera plant. It is believed that its stem has amazing healing power from healing stomach problems, preventing wounds from infection and using it as a “massage” to calm the nerves. There are so many writings about it.
Have you heard people talking about Mkombera (Mkombero)? Well, those who use it say it is good for the men who want to have a big biological tool and who want to last long if you know what I mean. The plant is actually running out in Kakamega due to high demand.