Ethiopia using traditional medicine to fight COVID-19


Ethiopia has been coordinating the distribution of Jack Ma`s gift of essential supplies across the continent. The country is also looking to tap into the capability of traditional medicines to tackle COVID-19. Mikael Arage, Technology and Politico-economical Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.


  1. “traditional medicine” developed by traditional liars such as tenquay Daniel Kibret and Abiy’s Bilgina party is going to save the world from corona. Ethiopians should not believe any trash news released from 4 kilo, but listen to Jawar, OMN and international media, and advice of their own chosen physician. Bilgina (pigs) party is a curse to Ethiopia.

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      እንዴ ማሽላ እያረርክ ትስቃለህ። አዎ፣OMN እና የሚከተለውን አዳምጥ። በእጅ ያለወርቅ እንዴ መዳብ ይቆጠራል።

      —You think enmity to innovation, technology and cultural medicine will elevate to you as peer scientist as this racist, but frustrated and low IQ, french scientist that wanted to hurt innocent beautiful African as his bestial ancestors did many years ago.

      —We, Ethiopians, will activate God's protection and the wisdom the Almighty bestowed us to invent and use for the good of all humanity.
      — My advise to you and all fellow Ethiopians is to encourage kids and this generation to learn and major in science, engineering and technology. Shutdown or limit some good for nothing fields like political science etc. and dry up the sources of conflict and are servants of our enemies. And develop and encourage endogenous technologies and medicines.

      • Abebaw:
        Don’t act like a fool. Science is not democracy a only a few right thinking people changed the course of human development by teaching the masses, which are mostly fools! “God” never offered a cure for any disease, let alone corona, while a few scientists will soon come up with a solution as they always did. I support traditional medicine, if supported by rigorous science. But the tenquays from 4 kilo lied to the world when they claimed to have found a corona cure without even testing their magic bullet on a single patient. “God” will NOT protect Ethiopians or any other people, but Ethiopians themselves will do the job if they are educated right. Putting the fate of Ethiopians in the hands of some superstitious backward and outdated beliefs will only give people false hope of cure and leads them to ignorance and negligence of basic hygiene.
        I agree with the last part of your comment. Humanity should focus on science and technology and IGNORE any superstition that stands in the way of scientific progress and human well-being. In practical terms, shut down all those churches and mosques which spread the disease. Whoever thinks a prayer will bring him a cure should do so in his home, but should not be allowed to endanger public health by gathering innocent people at a certain location.

  2. I hope this will turn out to be a successful scientific endeavor. I wish though they just shut up and wait until they get a positive result that is in line with procedures accepted by the scientific community. At this point it is just another placebo better yet a snake oil. Just shut up and do your thing in your labs. If you achieve success and get approved by experts in the field then you can come out to tell all about it. I wish you nothing but success in your endeavor. If you find the cure for this deadly disease where it has been taking the lives of 10% of those afflicted by it in some areas in Europe, not only you but the country will be hailed as a savior of humanity. But now, just stop mumbling and muttering about it. Just zip it!!! My goodness gracious!!!!

    • The whole world is ” fighting like a cornered cat”. More than 40 years ago Ethiopian doctors were at the middle of a devastating Bilharzia(Schistosomiasis) disease that was second to malaria, what they did, they started studying the plasma(enzymes) of a plant called in Amharic”Endod plant” right there they found a cure for the disease which is rare in Ethiopia now. Dear Ittu who knows the goal is to escape from this devastating virus.

  3. ሰደድ እሳትን ለማጥፋት ሁሉም በእጁ ያለውን የማጥፊይ ቁሳቁስ በእሣቱ ላይ ቢጥል መልካም ነው። ግን በጥንቃቄ እና በበቂ ሙከራ ላይ የተመረኮዘ ይሁን። ማን ያውቃል የግድ ሰማይ ጠቀስ ሥልጣኔ መድረስ ላያስፈልገው ይችላል። ዳዊት ግዙፉን ጎልያድን በወንጭፍ ጠጠር ድንጋይ ጥሎት እኮ። ይህ መቅሰፍት ላስተዋለው እብሪተኛውን የግብፅ ፈርዖን እና ግብፃዊያንን እግዚአብሄር ለመቅጣት እየላከውን መቅሰፍት ይመስላል። The pharaoh, his servants, the Egyptians and even their animals developed painful boils all over their bodies. There were even boils on the Pharaoh’s feet! A physician attended the Pharaoh’s court but he could not cure them. God rained hail, fire and thunder upon Egypt and the hail struck down all the crops in the fields and shattered every tree. ሰለዚህ ዋናው የእዚህ ምፅዓተ ቀሪብ እሳት የሚያጠፋው የኃያሉ እግዚአብሄር ምህረት ብቻ ነው። በእውነቱ የጤና እና ሳይናሳዊ የትንበያ የስሌቶች እንዴሚጠቁሙት ከሆነ ኢትዮጵያ እጅግ ከፍተኛ ችግር ሊገጥማት ይችላል። ይኸ ሊገርመን አይችልም – ብዙዎች ህዝብን የግፍ እንባ እንዲያነባ አድርገዋል፣ ፍቅር እንድጠፋ ሆኗል ፣ ቤተመቅደስ ተደፍሯል፣ወዘተ። አሁንም መፍትሄው በዚህ ምፅዐት ጊዜ ከተሳሳተው የጥፋት ጥርጊያ መንገድ መመለስ ብቻ ነው። ያለው እና የነበረው የጎሣ ፓለቲካ ለኢትይዕጵያዊያን እኮ ዓለም ከገጠመው ኮሮና በላይ የከፋ ኮሮና ነው። ዓለም ስለጮኸ ለዚህ ተህዋሲያን እንጮኸለን እንጅ መንታ የጥፋት ኮሮናዎች ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ አለ። ሁለቱም መጥፋት አለባቸው።

  4. Ethiopian citizens are better of using traditional medicine than being a guinea pig for unapproved Coronavirus/Covid19 vaccine with the blessings of the former member of TPLF and current chief of WHO, and racist bigots that don’t care if Africans live or die! Please alert your family members back home!!!

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