Colonialism has grave consequence on Africa given the western values it installed and the
dislodging of African values; if not, how could one explain decades of importation of
vaccines for treatment of the bulk of African population without looking inward to homegrown remedies. This is what fires the attempt to explore the relevance of Ebers Papyrus that
appeared to have been undermined in Africa’s response to Covid-19 pandemic. The paper
finds that Ebers Papyrus is one of the oldest medical documents developed by the Egyptians
dating to about 1500 BCE. It has over seven hundred prescriptions and remedies for various
ailments. Most of the known symptoms of Covid-19 pandemic are sufficiently captured in the
Ebers Papyrus. The therapeutic significance of the Papyrus appears to have been undermined
since the outbreak of the pandemic probably because of colonial disorientation and
disarticulation. Against this background, it makes case for indigenous medicines in times of
epidemics breakouts since foreign drugs and vaccines are not better than African products. It
further finds that no single discipline has answers to societal challenge that appears cumulus
and multi-dimensional in nature. Thus, scholars and scientists across disciplinary
backgrounds should step forward in the curious search for solution to Covid-19 within the
context of African medicines. The paper concludes that African governments, businessmen
and well wishers should join hands and support researches for further investigation of
prescriptions of the famous Ebers papyrus. This might be what the Madagascar did that was
to lead to its claim discovery of Covid-19 pandemic therapy.
Keywords: Ebers Papyrus, Therapeutic, Covid-19, Corona virus, Pandemic
Odeh, G. (2020). A Neglected Historio-Therapuetic Response to Covid19 Pandemic: African Ebers Papyrus Revisited. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-neglected-historio-therapuetic-response-to-covid19-pandemic-african-ebers-papyrus-revisited
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Odeh, Godwin Onuh . "A Neglected Historio-Therapuetic Response to Covid19 Pandemic: African Ebers Papyrus Revisited" Afribary (2020). Accessed September 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/a-neglected-historio-therapuetic-response-to-covid19-pandemic-african-ebers-papyrus-revisited