anamed India

Lemon grass

Who are we?

anamed India - Is …

  • a member of anamed international.
  • anamed is a Germany based Christian International organization.
    Our name ANAMED is an abbreviation for “Action for Natural Medicine“.

Our Aim

we aim at improving the health status in the community and support local people in developing self-confidence, increase their knowledge in using healing plants and learn different ways to prevent communicable diseases including mode of transmission.

Modern medicine traditional medicine

  • scientific basis locally available resources
  • reliable methods of preparation according with local culture and practise
  • good packaging available even in remote areas
  • clear labels affordable for the poor
  • accurate dosages
  • clear expiry dates

What we are doing

We train health professionals and other interested people to create awareness at community level about the use of medical plants by conducting anamed seminars. One of our main topics is the treatment of malaria with locally grown artemisia annua plant.

We collect experiences from local traditional professionals and share it.
We support scientific research to prove the benefits of herbal medicine.
We inform about toxic substances within cosmetic products and suggest natural alternatives.

Sister Daya from Assam inside her Artemisia field


Since 2009 we conduct Anamed seminars in India starting with the six days training in Ranchi.

7 six days training have been conducted in Ranchi since then, three others in Diphu/Assam (2) and Rayagada (Odisha). In many other dioceses the trainings have been divided and 2 three days trainings were offered, as it is difficult for the nurses to leave the dispensaries for a full week. We have concentrated to run our seminars in Jharkand, Odisha, Assam and Bihar, specially in malaria prone areas.

The Anamed training in February 2017 was recorded in the CHAI newsletter:

The ANAMED (Action for Natural Medicine) Training was organized by Catholic Health Association of Bihar and Jharkhand (CHABIJAN) at CHABIJAN Training Centre, Charnabera, Namkum, Ranchi,  supported by ANAMED International from 12 to 19 February 2017.

The training was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by Dr. Felicitas from ANAMED International, Germany;  Sr. Sneha, President, CHABIJAN;  Sr. Nirmala, Executive Director, CHABIJAN; and Sr. Bhavya, Vice-President, CHABIJAN. Sr. Nirmala welcomed all the participants who included 20 Sister-Nurses from various Regional Units of CHAI and 8 health workers from villages. The training began with Dr. Felicitas conducting the session by having an introduction of all the trainees and a Pre-test to assess the knowledge on Artemisia and benefits of traditional and modern medicines. This was followed by a presentation on the availability and use of Artemisia in the treatment of malaria by Dr. Felicitas. After the presentation a practical class was conducted on the method for cutting, planting, harvesting, transplanting Artemisia jointly by Sr. Rini  and Sr. Nirmala.

The participants were also trained on the purification of water by moringa seeds, preparation of charcoal powder for treating  diarrhoea, eucalyptus ointment, onion ointment, chilli ointment, lemon-grass oil and scabies oil by Dr. Felicitas, Sr. Nirmala, Sr. Bhavya, Sr. Rini, and Sr. Angela.

The participants were also given practical training on eco-friendly waste management, home-made solar oven, and preparation of black stone in treating snake bites.

All international anamed semiars are published on the website of anamed international. For national seminars contact us, please.

Pictures from our Anamed seminars in India from 2009 to 2017:

Contact us

If you are interested to know more about us contact us, please:

  • c/o CHABIJ, Sr. Nirmala CiC, Director, PB No.2, Purulia Road, Ranci, Jharkhand 834001, India, phone mobile +91 8271556398, landline chabij office: 91 651 2201409,,
  • Rini Thomas FDCC, health coordinator of the dioceses Berhampur and Rayagada, Odisha
  • the German Coordinator for Anamed India is Dr. Felicitas Roelofsen, Grüner Weg 34, 50825 Koeln, Germany, or, Indian phone when in India 9973630978


anamed international e.V.
Schafweide 77
71364 Winnenden


Donations Account for German sponsors of Anamed work in India

anamed international e.V.
Bank: Kreissparkasse Waiblingen
IBAN: DE12 6025 0010 0007 2190 69

Donation receipts are sent for donations over 50 Euro. Please, give us your exact address. This account is for donations only. Don't use it for payments, please!