From Plants to Pills

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The Total Health Center in Kumbo, Cameroon now creates its own high quality herbal medicine in pill form. Thanks to the new encapsulating machine, herbs grown locally by the Energy Farming program can be turned into standardized pills. This new technology will help to make the delivery of the medicine easier on the patients and the health consultants. Taking a pill once or twice a day is more convenient than having to measure out a particular quantity of loose herb and also helps to make the dosing more precise.

Head Total Health Consultant Eucharia fills capsules as Energy Farming Program Leader Lilian looks on.

The machine helps to ensure that every capsule has the same amount of herb powder.

The finished pills are bottled for sale in the Total Health Centers.

This is a very exciting step towards local self-sufficiency for the Total Health program!

Read more on cultivating herbal medicine in Cameroon here.

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