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Students cleaning groundnut shells ready for making medicinal charcoal

REAP is an organisation in Kenya with extensive experience over many years in the fields of sustainable agriculture and Natural Medicines. REAP will run a week-long intensive training seminar in Natural Medicine following the methods and principles of anamed international. Anamed, which is short for “action for natural medicine” has over 30 years’ experience in the scientific use of medicinal plants to
treat many common tropical health complaints and diseases. See .

REAP is planning to conduct a Natural Medicines Training Seminar
Sunday 15th March to Saturday 21st March 2020
the Subiaco Centre in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi.

The Aims

The aims of the March 2020 Natural Medicines Training Seminar are to train people (healers, pastors, missionaries, health workers, teachers and others active in the community) in:

  • The recognition, knowledge, and cultivation of several medicinal plants in a medicinal garden.
  • The hygienic production of effective Natural Medicines from these plants, e.g. teas, different medicinal oils and ointments and tinctures. We will also produce different medicinal soaps, medicinal charcoal, black stones for scorpion stings and snake bites and learn how to use several simple technologies.
  • The treatments of many medical complaints and diseases, including malaria, skin problems, diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS, and wounds.
  • The influence of good nutrition and lifestyle on health.
Rosalia supervising the students preparing beeswax for adding to ointments
Students cleaning groundnut shells ready for making medicinal charcoal

The Expectations

Following the seminar, we expect the participants to be able to:

  • create their own garden of medicinal plants
  • prepare their own natural medicines
  • treat themselves, their families and others within their area of competence
  • teach their families, colleagues, and others in their communities

Seminar Details

Where: Subiaco Centre,  Karen, a suburb of Nairobi. This is a Roman Catholic centre run by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters, with self-contained rooms, a beautiful ambiance, and a well established medicinal garden. It is located about 3 km from Karen centre along Windy Ridge.

Date: 4 pm on Sunday 15th March – 2 pm Saturday 21st March 2020.

Cost: KSh 40,000/- or equivalent for the one-week seminar.
(This is an all-inclusive price, and includes food, accommodation, books, some seeds, a T-shirt, a poster and all seminar materials, but excludes transport to and from the venue. Any insurance required remains the responsibility of the participant)

Tutors: Rev Rosalia Oyweka, Dr. Roger Sharland, and Pst George Matengo.

Contact Details

If you are interested in attending please contact:

REAP Administrator: Mrs Anne Sigei

Phone: +254 (0)707 495709 or +254 (0)722 737429.

 ** Book soon to reserve a place!