Natureal began from family background/inheritance as well as subsequent interest and development in medicinal plants. Having lived close to nature (annex to Enugu Forest Herbarium) at No. 2 Works Road, GRA, Enugu-Nigeria and also a Taxonomist – Agro Forester as my father, there was an early interest in “search” for the therapeutic and socio-economic potentials of several plant species. These plant species were specifically noted to be utilized in the treatment of various ailments, as well as consumed as food and also sold to generate income, thereby contributing immensely to the general well being of their users.
The various parts of the species were mixed together in different proportions and were administered to treat various diseases. These activities were very rewarding, especially being able to treat some of the family members and check their diseases, with medicinal plant parts. However, learning to prepare one’s own medicinal remedies involved much more than mixing together plant parts. There was need to be familiar with the properties of the plant species in order to treat an illness successfully. One of the ways to become familiar with plants is to grow and study them. The interest in medicinal plants had thus existed in me for more than 20 years and so I had to investigate them more systematically.
Thus, Natureal began as a two-person operation in 1996 in Ikeja- Lagos and has grown steadily with various component activities including:
Identification of plant species used health care delivery in Southern Nigeria
Planting species in troughs, plastic buckets & containers
Buying plant materials from local herbal markets
Mixing together plant parts for wellness
Phytochemical study of some Medicinal plants
Formulating of products from plant materials for preliminary clinical trials Documentation of plant species successfully used in treatment of various ailments
There is no incurable disease – only lack of will.
We also believe that there is no worthless plant species – only lack of information.
Nature has provided mankind a plant for every disease. There is clear and definitive evidence that plant species contain bioactive substances used in the treatment of many diseases. It has