Often times, people ask questions about the origin and development of traditional medicine among the
Yoruba people. This paper attempts to unravel the historical development of Yoruba traditional medicine.
Furthermore, the paper narrated the method of health care, diagnosis, treatment and specialization among
the TMPs in the past centuries. The role of religious belief in traditional medicine was ... [Show full abstract] also explained, as
well as magical and mystic practices in traditional medicine. While describing the introduction of
orthodox medicine into Nigeria the paper highlighted the current patterns of modernization of traditional
medicine and products, and ends with a note of the key areas that require Government’s attention in
improving traditional medicine in Nigeria.