Written By Obiageli Arinze
Isuaniocha community is located at Awka North L.G.A of Anambra state. Their forefathers were so wise to have secured so much land which they were blessed with from strangers from other villages. Now their children and children’s children are now to benefit greatly from this.
Isuaniocha has very rich culture in every aspect of the word – food, agriculture, socialization, health, among others. One interesting health cure the people of the town are known for is the curing of breast disease which is found often on women who are pregnant or women who are breast feeding their baby. The ailment is not actually rampant in the town so people come from other towns to get cured by experts in Isuaniocha.
Because this is literally what they are known for which their forefathers taught them, people from different tribes easily locate them for cure. They use leaves and roots such as Akpuro okepie, Mgbugbummia, Edo, Alinu, Ukpokoro, which can be found in the bush to process this medication for women. Both the leaves and roots work hand in hand for a better result.
Isuaniocha people with this gift have made a name for themselves.
Arinze Joseph who happens to be one of the eldest men in the village spoke on how the leaves and roots work. He said that that the kind of breast disease they often see is not caused by anything, it just starts developing, though its rare.
He lamented that it is a shame that nowadays children do not put interest on knowing anything about the treatment of breast disease among breast feeding mothers or pregnant women. He added that the legacy which their forefather left for them is gradually fading away and there is nothing anybody can do about it since English medication is now what most people rely on.
Isuaniocha community has become famous for curing breast disease among mothers and pregnant women through traditional methods. This town is indeed rich in health culture that is of benefit to people in other towns in the state and beyond.