Egbogi (Traditional Yoruba Medicine)

Egbogi, commonly called Yoruba, is the traditional medicine based out of west Africa and the Caribbean that uses herbs and plants (called phytotherapy) to prevent, manage, and treat illnesses. The origin of Yoruba dates back 4,000 years when the mystic prophet or grand priest Orunmilla revealed the religious text Odu Ifa (Ifa Corpus) from Olodumare (God). African slaves brought Egbogi medicine to the new world, in particular the Caribbean and South America, about 400 years ago. Egbogi is a holistic and pragmatic approach focused on preventative medicine that is used in order to promote a person’s health and well-being, whether it be physical, spiritual, and/or emotional. Treatments and therapies are used in combination and focus on the treating of symptoms, identifying and removing the ...

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