Research Papers/Topics in Applied Health

Production and Development of Herbal Contraceptives in Nigeria – A Necessity

ABSTRACTContraception is a means or method to prevent pregnancy. Contraceptives are the devices, agents, drugs, etc used in prevention of pregnancy. Basic methods of contraception are: (i) modern methods, and (ii) traditional / herbal methods. Modern method involves the use of vaginal ring, cervical caps, hormonal implants, patch, injections, diaphragm, male/female condoms, spermicides, pills, vasectomy, male/female sterilization, intrauterine device (IUD), intrauterine system (IUS), etc. Tra...

Applications of Natural Medicine (Traditional Medicine/Complementary and Alternative Medicine) in Nigerian Healthcare Delivery System

Natural medicine in form of Traditional Medicine (TM) or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) have proved to be efficacious in treatment of various diseases for bodily, physical, mental, spiritual and general wellbeing. In Nigeria, natural medicine has been applied to treat sickle cell disease, cancer, musculoskeletal pain, asthma, malaria, typhoid fever, pile, fever, measles, diarrhea, cough, sexually transmitted diseases, stomach ulcers, pneumonia, diabetes, mental disorders, stroke...

A Review of Heat Therapy in African Traditional Medicine

Heat therapy – also known as thermotherapy or thermal therapy – is the transfer of heat or thermal energy in andout of the human body especially at the joints, using towels, ice packs, wax, hot/warm water, steam, etc within a giventemperature range. The objective is the expansion of blood capillaries and increased blood flow to the affected area for healing.The principle is the application of the heat or cold to change the cutaneous, intraarticular or core temperature of soft tissues toim...