Traditions of Healing: Voodoo & Alternative Medicine

ACR 102-301
  • Learn about West Africa’s unique religious heritage and the role of voodoo in Ghana
  • Pay a visit to a traditional voodoo priest to find out how herbs and roots are used to relieve illnesses
  • Visit a traditional herbal clinic to see how alternative medicine has developed within the Ghanaian culture
Program Overview
Country: Ghana
Depart: Apr 1, 2020 9:30 AM
Return: Apr 1, 2020 5:00 PM
Duration: Day Program (8 hours)
Capacity: 29
Program Fee
$219.00 (early booking: $207.00)

Learn about traditional healing methods in this unique glimpse into Ghana’s culture and heritage. You will venture into the otherworldly, enchanted universe of voodoo, a religion based on melody, movement, and custom, which has existed in West Africa for a considerable length of time. You will visit a voodoo minister who will show you the customary religious legacy of voodoo in Ghana and find out about the importance of specific moves and the utilization of herbs and roots in the treatment of infection and disease.

The powers of nature are viewed as indispensable, so trees, plants, and even streams are viewed as significant components of voodoo. Homegrown tonics, creams, and tinctures are frequently endorsed by the minister after consultation and are used to diminish anything from fevers to headaches and increasingly, genuine sicknesses. Depart with a head brimming with new voodoo knowledge and some new tips on the most proficient method to calm some basic ailments. Afterward, you will visit an herbal medicine clinic to consider the development of these traditions. Ghana has been relying on herbal medicine for curing and healing different diseases for several decades and there are many herbal medicine producers in Ghana. In fact, Ghana is the home of one of the only research centers in Africa that conduct research work into herbal medicine and the cure of diseases using herbal drugs. Since herbal medicine is very famous among Ghanaians from all walks of life, the government has nominated an executive of herbal medicine to make sure that the traditional customs are evaluated and preserved in a proper way.

Meals Included

  • Lunch