'Ngetwa 3' herbal medicine

2005 in Tanzania
Traditional Medicine Research

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Ngetwa- traditional East African remedy. Front three quarter view. Black background.
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Packet of Ngetwa herbal medicine for 'the treatment of many diseases', Kyela, Tanzania, 2005

A packet of the mass-produced herbal medicine, 'Ngetwa 3'. The medicine is foil-packed for a longer shelf life and a modern look. The Tanzanian mganga (healer) who prepared the medicine is shown on the front.


Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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herbal medicine
  • drug
  • drug
Timothy Mwakasekele

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