SAN BUSHMEN IN NATURE'S SCHOOL
SAN BUSHMEN IN NATURE'S SCHOOL

San Bushmen teach each other about the useful properties of wild plants

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KANNA
KANNA

Sceletium tortuosum: The plant has been used by South African pastoralists and hunter-gatherers as a mood-altering substance from prehistoric times. The first known written account of the plant's use was in 1662 by Jan van Riebeeck.

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WORMWOOD
WORMWOOD

Artemesia is a potent medicinal plant used for everything from colds and flu treatment all the way to malaria

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SAN BUSHMEN IN NATURE'S SCHOOL
SAN BUSHMEN IN NATURE'S SCHOOL

San Bushmen teach each other about the useful properties of wild plants

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The African Herbal Pharmacopoeia consists of 51 plant monographs.

Books we've published including Green Gold, Plants, People and Nature, and the African Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

29 June 2021 - Prof David Katerere, the co-founder of PharmaConnect Africa recently signed a memorandum of understanding with AAMPS, to combine our knowledge and expertise in this field and to help complete the eagerly awaited 2nd edition of the African Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Read more.

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ABOUT AAMPS

AAMPS – Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards is a non profit company registered in Mauritius dedicated to the development of quality control and quality assurance standards for African medicinal plants and herbal products.

 

"Although sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands contain approximately 60 000 plant species – roughly a quarter of the world's total – only 83 of the worlds 1100 leading commercial medicinal plants are African in origin.

 

This situation will not change unless Africa, like India and China, prepares internationally recognised medicinal plant standards."

 

- Professor Kobus Eloff – Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards and former Head of the Phytomedicine Programme, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.