ANAMED is the abbreviation for “Action for Natural Medicine”, and is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to promote responsible, sustainable and accessible health and nutrition for all, starting from the experiences accumulated in over 30 years of medical and natural practice in tropical countries around the world.
ANAMED disseminates this information through international , regional and local seminars and training courses . Furthermore, the dissemination action also continues through the use of the web and social networks. Here you can find the Anamed website .
This organization understands ” natural medicine ” as the symbiosis of modern medicine techniques (eg hygiene, accurate doses) with the advantages obtained from the use of medicinal plants , which for centuries have been part of the traditional medicine of the peoples who live in these lands .
During seminars and conferences ANAMED explains the properties of various medicinal plants, which it recommends for the treatment of malaria as they have already proved very effective. Among these we find the Carica papaya, the Cassia occidentalis and the Azadirachta indica.
But the plant that most of all has proved effective is certainly Artemisia annua, which in China has been used for this purpose for more than 2,000 years, even if in medicine the mechanism of its action has only been known for 25 years.
Unfortunately there is a problem: Artemisia annua does not grow in the tropics .
Over time ANAMED has conducted agricultural research with a particular hybrid of Artemisia annua, in more than 600 fields in 70 different countries. It was also the first organization in the world to publish the results of clinical trials of the treatment with the infusion of Artemisia annua on patients suffering from malaria.
This hybrid has been renamed ” artemisia annua anamed “
This plant, unlike the classic Artemisia, can be grown in most tropical climate areas and the infusion made from the leaves is as effective in treating malaria as the artemisinin extracted from plants.
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What does Anamed suggest?
- It is essential that every hospital and every clinic in every country where malaria is endemic has a vegetable garden in which you grow this type of Artemisia annua plant and other antimalarial plants. It is also important that the hospital pharmacy takes care of the collection, drying and packaging of the leaves. In this way the nurses will be able to correctly administer the infusion of Artemisia annua leaves to the sick. By organizing in this way, each hospital would become economically self-sufficient in the fight against malaria.
- Let clinics and healers in rural areas also grow Artemisia annua and use it for the treatment of malaria.
- That the World Health Organization (WHO) invest more in researching indigenous antimalarial plants.
How to implement Anamed’s proposals
- With the public statements of governments to be part of this commitment
- With seminars and conferences that educate hospital administrators, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and herbalists on the cultivation of anamed artemisia annua, on the preparation of the infusion with the leaves and on the treatment of patients.
- Insisting that traditional healers adhere to a “code of conduct” and that medical workers accept the scientific use of the infusion prepared directly from the leaves of the plant.
- Getting the help of medical research in individual countries .
Anamaed’s experience where these proposals are applied
- “Small is beautiful”. Each health unit has its own degree of independence in malaria treatment, so interesting and important jobs are created. Treatments adapted to the particular type of malaria in the region can thus be developed; in this way costs are gradually lowered .
- The good efficacy is guaranteed by the continuous availability of antimalarial herbs . There are no problems with foreign trade, customs or even a lack of supplies in the country.
- Individuals and families , over time, become aware of the treatment and are able to heal themselves . At the same time, this allows the population to develop their skills and increase responsibility for their own health, and reduces the pressure on health units, which can better focus on more severe cases.
- The lack of trust that exists between medical workers and traditional healers gives room for cooperation and exchange of experience .