My name is Belina Gasper-Alfonso Sithole, born and raised in Zimbabwe then moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 15.

I have been able to explore my interest and further my knowledge in pharmaceuticals through university where I studied chemistry to a Masters level. Click here to view my thesis abstract on antibiotic resistance (5min read).

You might be wondering why the interest in herbal medicine? There is an increased interest in the use of natural and organic products from food to hair products; myself included in the natural hair products craze. In addition, I grew up in an environment where traditional and/or herbal medicine is a well-known treatment option, therefore, I decided to do some reading to understand the medicinal properties and effects (positive and negative) of these herbs.

I hope you enjoy reading the articles as much as I enjoy writing them. Please feel free to contact me.