Visual manifestations of the Baganda concepts of “OBUSAWO BW’EKINNASI N’OBUYUNZI”.
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This exhibition presents the findings, interpretations and discussion of the embedded meaning of traditional Baganda art forms used in herbalism and physiotherapy in reference to their symbolism and the embedded philosophies. Subjective interpretation towards meaning making of the selected art forms is thus premised. I consider different definitions from various scholars and researchers for deeper understanding of herbalism. It is referred to as phototherapy or botanical medicine and it is one of the earliest medicine known. It is the practice of making or prescribing plant based herbal remedies for medicinal conditions. Practitioners of herbalism may be licensed (MDS, Naturopath, or osteopaths). Herbalism is (herbalogy or herbal medicine) it is the use of plants for medicinal purposes. The habit has been shown to be physical means of purging intestinal parasites. (MediciNet, 2017) it is the study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutically use of plants. It is equally the medical use of plants especially as forms of alternative medicine.