Dr. Maina Mwea is a highly skilled and knowledgeable herbalist who has made a significant impact in the healthcare industry. With over 20 years of experience in the field of herbal medicine, he has become a trusted name in the industry. He is the proud owner and operator of a highly successful herbal clinic located in the bustling city of Hurligham in Nairobi.
Dr. Maina’s journey to becoming a leading herbalist is an inspiring one. He was born and raised in Nyeri County and had a passion for medicine from a young age. This passion led him to pursue a degree in pharmacy, which he completed in Britain between 1972 and 1976 with the help of a government scholarship. His education and training in the UK gave him the necessary skills and knowledge to become a successful pharmacist and herbalist.
Dr. Maina’s experience in the medical field extends beyond just his herbal clinic. He has also served as the Chief Pharmacist at the Kenyatta National Hospital, which is a testament to his expertise and credibility. It’s not uncommon for medical practitioners to refer patients to his clinic, which is a testament to the trust and confidence they have in his abilities.
Recently, Dr. Maina was interviewed by the Nairobian at his clinic where he shared his thoughts and insights on the reported outbreak of super gonorrhea in Nairobi. As a trusted and knowledgeable healthcare professional, his opinions and thoughts carry weight and are highly valued by the public. With his years of experience and passion for helping others, Dr. Maina Mwea is truly a remarkable and dedicated healthcare professional.
“Gonorrhoea was a dog disease but it just jumped the fence because of too-close interactions between man and dog. Someone slept with it and that is the origin of the disease. I have encountered many cases, in fact, I was preparing medicine for one of them when you arrived. The disease has become resistant because some pharmacists and doctors are just dishing out antibiotics,” he opined.
Dr Maina noted gonorrhoea has been hard to treat because people tend to shy away from reporting sexually transmitted diseases until it is too late. He said it is unfortuante some patients resort to self-medication after reading some false information online without undergoing any tests.
“Every disease has an origin, in this case, Nairobi has been labelled as a hotpot; on the other hand, cases of infidelity and wife swapping in Nairobi are becoming common in posh estates like Kilimani and Lavington. The disease starts with one couple and spreads faster,” he divulged.
The herbalist said his patients must be tested first to ascertain the kind of STDs they have before being treated.
“Majority of the victims show up with documents showing that they have been tested but sometimes we must order for tests so as not to treat the wrong disease,” he said.
Dr Maina said when all tests have been conducted, the patient is put on a ten-day treatment schedule, which involves taking a liquid concoction.
“The beauty of herbal medicine is that it clears the system unlike the conventional treatment which sometimes demands patients must visit the hospital several times. Herbal medicine is a continuous learning process. I have extended my research on some medicinal herbs in India and even Britain, among other countries,” Dr Maina claimed.
The herbalist also treats fibroids, diabetes, high blood pressure, tuberculosis as well as infectious and non-infectious diseases using roots, leaves, and bark harvested from various parts of the country.