Herbal Treatment for Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia
What you'll learn
- Understand the nature and symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and depression.
- Become familiar with the African bitter leaf and the scientific research on its ability to treat symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia.
- Learn how to use the African bitter leaf in managing symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and depression.
- Learn how to grow the African bitter leaf and how it can be purchased online.
- Learn how to make your own African bitter leaf juice at home.
- No requirements or prerequisites are needed to take this course
In this course, we present some scientific research on the effectiveness of the African Bitter leaf in the successful management of anxiety, depression and insomnia. Africa is rich in traditional medicine and the African Bitter leaf is one herb that has been of benefit to the continent, which can as well be of global benefit.
In the search for cures to diseases today, research is more and more placing the search light on natural therapeutic substances that hold the potential of a reduced or no side-effects for humans, animals and the environment The World Health Organization (WHO) has been in the front line in encouraging the use of safe and accessible medicinal plants to maintain optimum health and treat diseases.
While much research has gone into some herbs, there are still many herbs, used in many traditional societies to successfully treat various conditions and maintain optimal health, which are rarely heard about. In this course, we discussed one of those herbs. the African Bitter leaf.
The African Bitter leaf has been used for centuries in various parts of Africa to address numerous diseases such as fever, body pain, liver, heart and kidney diseases, cancers, infections, to mention few.
In some African communities, the leaves of the African Bitter leaf are juiced and well diluted and taken as dietary supplements on a regular basis. Water, as well as alcohol extracts of the African Bitter leaf can be used as dietary supplements or as treatments.
Who this course is for:
- People who have regular feelings of anxiety.
- People who encounter sleep difficulties and/or insomnia.
- People who suffer from bouts of depression.
- Caregivers to loved ones who suffer from anxiety, depression or insomnia.
- Naturopaths, herbalists, alternative and complementary medical practitioners whose clients suffer from anxiety, insomnia and depression.
Dr. Chika Ezeanya Esiobu holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University in Washington D.C. Dr. Chika's intellectual work is centrally located within the conviction that Africa’s indigenous knowledge is key to the continent’s advancement.
Dr. Chika has been invited to present her ideas across cultures, countries, institutions and platforms, including Yale University, London School of Economics, United Nations, African Union, Social Science Research Council, Standard Bank South Africa, Project Management Institute of Africa, to mention few. Dr. Chika has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the International Development Research Center (IDRC) Canada, the United Nations, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
In 2019, Dr. Chika was recognized as an influential person of African descent under 40. She is the author of Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa (Springer: 2019), in addition to numerous academic articles and essays on Africa's advancement. Dr. Chika is the founder of Julani Varsity and African Child Press. She is currently a visiting honorary professor with the University of Rwanda and an adjunct professor at California State University Dominguez Hill, Department of Africana Studies.