Traditional African medicine
Traditional African medicine is a holistic discipline involving indigenous herbalism and African spirituality, typically involving diviners, midwives, and herbalists. Practitioners of traditional Afri...
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African witchcraft
Witchcraft (also called witchery or spellcraft) broadly means the practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised individually, by designated social groups, or...
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Acalypha ornata
Acalypha ornata is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. In Africa it is widely used as a medicinal plant. The stems are used as fibres for weaving baskets. The leaves are eaten as a vegeta...
Acalypha integrifolia
Acalypha integrifolia is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It is locally used as a medicinal plant. Leaf decoctions are drunk to treat intestinal worms.
Acalypha integrifolia occurs...
Shamanism
Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and ch...
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Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa /ˈkreɪdoʊ ˈmʊtwə/ (born 21 July 1921) is a Zulu sangoma (traditional healer) from South Africa. He is known as an author of books on stories mixing traditional Zulu folklore, al...
Obayifo
An obayifo is a vampire-like mythological creature from West Africa coming from the folklore of the Ashanti. It is known as asiman by the Dahomey people. The obayifo was also considered a kind of witc...
Traditional Hausa medicine
The Hausa people are an African tribe originating from what is modern-day Nigeria. Their medicine is heavily characterized by Islamic influence from the East as well as traditional African style herbo...
Kola nut
The kola nut is the fruit of the kola tree, a genus (Cola) of trees that are native to the tropical rainforests of Africa. The caffeine-containing fruit of the tree is used as a flavoring ingredient i...
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Ambilikile Mwasapile
Ambilikile Mwasapile (76 or 78 years old in 2011) is a Tanzanian retired priest of the Lutheran Church who uses a tree known as mugariga to make a non-flavored drink which he administers to patients ...
Pygeum (herbal remedy)
Pygeum is a herbal remedy containing extracts from the bark of Prunus africana. It is used to alleviate some of the discomfort caused by inflammation in patients suffering from benign prostatic hyper...
Burantashi
Burantashi (literally "penis get up") is a native Hausa-Fulani powder derived from the bark of the African tree Pausinystalia yohimbe.Burantashi is used as a food additive to barbecued meat (suya) in ...
Svikiro
Svikiro is a spirit medium of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.A Svikiro is primarily known to get possessed by ancestral spirits and will give advice based on that communication, an agent of the ancestor...
Acalypha villicaulis
Acalypha villicaulis is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. In tropical Africa it is widely used as a medicinal plant.
Acalypha villicaulis occurs throughout tropical Africa, except h...
Acalypha villicaulis - Wikipedia
Yorùbá medicine
Yorùbá medicine, or egbogi, is an African system of herbalism and phytotherapy practised primarily in West Africa and the Caribbean.
According to A D Buckley, Yorùbá medicine has major similaritie...
Curtisia
Curtisia dentata (commonly known as the Assegai tree or Cape Lancewood, Afrikaans: Assegaai, Xhosa: Umgxina, Zulu: Umagunda) is a flowering tree from Southern Africa. It is the sole specie...
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Belonogaster
Belonogaster ('belone' - needle, 'gaster' - belly) is a large genus of mainly Afrotropical quasisocial wasps, although some species occur in Arabia and two extend as far as India. They have characteri...
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African clawed frog
The African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis, also known as the xenopus, African clawed toad, African claw-toed frog or the platanna) is a species of African aquatic frog of the Pipidae family. Its name is...
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Medicine murder
Murder of human beings for their body parts is widely condemned and considered a crime under the law of most countries. Such practices have been confirmed or suspected to occur within a handful of con...
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Mass fainting in Tanzania
Mass fainting in Tanzania is a common phenomenon of mass hysteria that is experienced by junior school girls in Tanzania. In September 2008, 20 girls at a school in Tabora started fainting while takin...
Sphaerotheriida
Sphaerotheriida (from the Latin sphaerium = ball) is an order of millipedes in the infraclass Pentazonia, sometimes known as giant pill millipedes. They inhabit Southern Africa, Madagascar, South and ...
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Otjize
Otjize is a mixture of butterfat and ochre pigment used by the Himba tribe of Namibia to protect themselves from the harsh desert climate. The paste (Otjize) is often perfumed with the aromatic resin ...
Otjize - Wikipedia
Acacia karroo
Vachellia karroo known by most as Acacia karroo or the Sweet Thorn, is a species of Vachellia, native to southern Africa from southern Angola east to Mozambique, and south to South Africa.It is a shru...
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Infant oral mutilation
Infant oral mutilation (IOM) is the dangerous and sometimes fatal traditional or conventional dental malpractice that has been performed for decades in many areas of Africa and in underdeveloped count...
Magical thinking
Magical thinking is the attribution of causal relationships between actions and events which cannot be justified by reason and observation. In religion, folk religion, and superstitious beliefs, the c...
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Hyraceum
Hyraceum /haɪərˈreɪsiəm/ is the petrified and rock-like excrement composed of both urine and feces excreted by the Cape Hyrax, (Procavia capensis), commonly referred to as the Dassie. After aging and ...