The odor of natural concoctions is what first hits your nostrils whenever you stroll into the workplace of Dr Maina Mwea in Hurligham. In his mid-70s, Dr Mwea spends his time at this workplace, additionally a natural clinic the place a number of bottles are full of mixtures extracted from varied herbs.
As we checked in, Mwea was busy giving some prescriptions on cellphone to a shopper who purchased some natural medication to deal with a sexually transmitted illness. Coincidentally, we’re right here to inquire about the specter of ‘tremendous gonorrhoea’ as not too long ago reported, and the way he handles the sufferers flocking to his clinic for therapy.
“Gonorrhoea was a canine illness nevertheless it simply jumped the fence due to too-close interactions between man and canine. Somebody slept with it and that’s the origin of the illness,” says Mwea with finality. “I’ve encountered many circumstances, the truth is, I used to be making ready medication for one among them whenever you arrived. The illness has develop into resistant as a result of some pharmacists and medical doctors are simply meting out antibiotics.”
Mwea is a UK-trained pharmacist who rose to develop into the Chief Pharmacist on the Kenyatta Nationwide Hospital (KNH). He studied pharmacy in Britain between 1972 and 1976 by a authorities scholarship. He was born and partly bred in Nyeri County and has over 20 years of expertise in natural therapy. Often, medical practitioners refer sufferers to his natural clinic.
His views concerning the venereal illness come days after researchers at Kenya Medical Analysis Institute (KEMRI) reportedly discovered strands of unflinching gonorrhoea in samples from intercourse staff within the metropolis.
Dr Mwea suspects that gonorrhoea has been arduous to deal with as a result of individuals are inclined to shrink back from reporting sexually transmitted ailments till it’s too late. He regrets that some sufferers resort to self-medication after studying some false info on-line with out present process any exams.
“Each illness has an origin, on this case, Nairobi has been labelled as a hotpot; then again, circumstances of infidelity and spouse swapping in Nairobi have gotten frequent in posh estates like Kilimani and Lavington. The illness begins with one couple and spreads sooner,” he notes.
At his natural clinic, sufferers have to be examined first to establish the type of STDs they’ve earlier than being handled.
“Majority of the victims present up with paperwork displaying that they’ve been examined however typically we should order for exams in order to not deal with the fallacious illness,” says Mwea.
When all exams have been accomplished, he says the affected person is placed on a ten-day therapy schedule, which entails taking some liquid concoction.
“The great thing about natural medication is that it clears the system in contrast to the traditional therapy which typically calls for sufferers should go to the hospital a number of occasions,” he says. “Natural medication is a steady studying course of. I’ve prolonged my analysis on some medicinal herbs in India and even Britain, amongst different nations,” he provides.
Dr Mwea additionally treats fibroids, diabetes, hypertension, tuberculosis in addition to infectious and non-infectious ailments utilizing roots, leaves, and bark harvested from varied elements of the nation.