natural medicine

A Modern Take on Traditional Medicinal Oil

The "Oil Boil" One afternoon, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait demonstrated this traditional method of making medicinal oil at the Himalayan Institute campus in Khajuraho, India. The Best Location The best location to dig a fire pit is under the edge of a large shade tree canopy—shaded from the sun but not too close to the tree [...]

February 26th, 2014|India|

Our Health Center in Kumbo

“Our health is our wealth” is a phrase the humanitarian team overhears when they make site visits to Cameroon, West Africa. The Total Health Program, part of Himalayan Institute Cameroon, serves an impoverished rural population in an English-speaking area in and around Kumbo, Cameroon. In this part of the world, basic health knowledge and what [...]

February 13th, 2014|Cameroon|

Two Ways We Bridge the Health Care Gaps in Cameroon

Our Total Health Program in Kumbo, Cameroon, is now the center of a health care revolution: steadily growing, filling much-needed health care gaps and providing health education in and around Kumbo. In fact, the more people we educate and treat in the area, the greater the demand for services, products, and information, creating new employment [...]

January 30th, 2014|Cameroon|

Outgrowing Arrangement Helps HI Cameroon Expand

A major part of increasing organizational sustainability at HI Cameroon is developing the means to completely produce the Total Health product line in-house, from growing the herbs, to processing them into medicine, to distributing them to customers through the Total Health Center and Mobile Clinic. Local production is significant because it means that the center [...]

October 4th, 2011|Cameroon, Energy Farming, Total Health Center|

The Sweetness of Honey

Himalayan Institute Cameroon's School of Energy Farming promotes sustainable agriculture methods that support farmers in becoming self-reliant and more productive. Beekeeping is an agricultural technique with numerous benefits: the bees pollinate the crops, which improves the harvest, and the honey they produce is valuable both as food and as medicine. In addition to being a healthy [...]

March 2nd, 2011|Cameroon|

From Plants to Pills

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 [...]

October 4th, 2010|Cameroon|

Breaking Ground in Jonotla, Mexico

After having arrived in Jonotla only one week before, the Himalayan Institute Mexico (HIM) start-up team has successfully acquired a plot of land on which to begin its Energy Farming project. The one-acre plot is only a 20-minute walk from the center of town, on a wedge of land between two roads. It is accessible [...]

February 3rd, 2010|Mexico|

Total Health Center Goes Mobile

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) is bringing affordable health solutions to more and more communities every week with its new Total Health mobile unit. The mobile unit team is made up of three members: a trained Total Health consultant, a Total Health pharmacist, and a public relations specialist. Each week they drive to a new community [...]

May 4th, 2009|Cameroon|

Growing Medicine

Together, Himalayan Institute Cameroon's School of Energy Farming and Total Health Center are bringing the healing benefits of medicinal herbs to the people of Kumbo. Energy Farming has expanded its cultivation of medicinal herbs to include turmeric, brahmi, calendula, echinacea, isabgol (psyllium), and ashwagandha. Once harvested, these herbs are processed into teas, ointments, and medicinal honey, [...]

April 23rd, 2009|Cameroon|