Illness, Modern Medicine and Herbal Research
There is Chongwe Hospital in Chongwe small town 20 Kms down the road along the Great East Road. There is also Nangwenya clinic nearby 8 Kms away on the Great East Road going towards Chongwe. The Mwizenge Model Village of 50 Hectares or 123 Acres of Savannah Wilderness will provide me with many opportunities to conduct further research into Zambian traditional healing methods and the various herbs that are used from trees. I will validate some of the observations I have made over the years. I will also document more of the tree roots and other sources of treatments of various ailments.
For example, when I was about 16 years old I had a wart on the left side of my forehead that would not go away. In modern medicine, they use some chemical treatments that are applied on the wart and in some cases they are zapped using some type frozen pin. My father went into the bush and collected a long red spider’s web string. He told me to wrap it around the base of my wart and not to wash my face for 3 days. Before the third day was over the wart fell off painlessly has never been back since I was 16.