Gesellschaft für Ethnoeubiotik e.V.
Dr. Mathias Oldhaver
Goldgasse 18
65183 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49-611-56570472
E-Mail: info(at)ethnoeubiotik(dot)de

About us

The Gesellschaft für Ethnoeubiotik e.V. was founded in 2012 in Wiesbaden, Germany. This registered non-profit association serves two main functions: on the one hand, it aims to inform the general public of the traditional treatment methods of other peoples and cultures. By doing so, this gives those interested the opportunity to broaden their understanding of healthy living, prevention and treatment, whilst also enabling them access to new and individual pathways towards personal health care in an intercultural setting.

On the other hand, the Gesellschaft für Ethnoeubiotik e.V. also promotes the conservation of exotic medicinal plants and assists studies in this area by awarding research contracts and publishing the subsequent findings. The association also lends its financial support to medicinal gardens in Africa, South-East Asia and South America.

Furthermore, Gesellschaft für Ethnoeubiotik e.V. supports scientific research into the field of ethnomedicine and the circulation of these research findings. This is achieved by awarding research contracts, holding public seminars and lecture events and maintaining public relations.

The reason behind this is that much of the knowledge behind traditional medicines and medicinal plants was lost over the course of the colonial period, particularly in regions of Africa, Asia and America. Natural treatment methods were often misunderstood and condemned as “hocus pocus” magic. Efforts must now be made to unearth this knowledge and preserve it in areas where it has been maintained.

The financial resources generated help us achieve our list of objectives, namely the promotion of knowledge, research and education, public health awareness and global health – supporting the traditional cultures of peoples and their medicines. The objective is to forge new paths towards adopting a holistic approach to health and treatment, both in traditional cultures and modern communities. 

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