Adodo Anselm, OSB

Rev. Fr. Anselm Adodo, OSB pix

Director at Pax Africana

Anselm Adodo is a member of the Benedictine order of the Catholic Church. He was ordained a priest in 1997. He had his initial philosophical training at the studium of Philosophy in St. Benedict Monastery, Ewu, Edo State, Nigeria.  Father Anselm Adodo is the founder and Director of Nigeria’s foremost herbal research Institute, the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, popularly called Paxherbals.

He is a prominent advocate of African Herbal medicine research, indigenous knowledge systems, rural community development, health policy reform and transformation of education in Africa. Anselm holds a BA in Religious studies from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria and Master’s degrees in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh USA and in Medical Sociology from University of Benin, Nigeria.

His doctoral degrees are in Management of Technology and Innovation from Da Vinci Institute, South Africa and also in Medical Sociology from University of Benin, Nigeria.  He has authored a number of books which include:  Herbs for Healing (1997), Healing Radiance of the Soul (2003), New Frontiers in African Medicine, (2005), Herbal Medicine and the revival of African Civilization (2010), Disease and Dietary patterns in Edo Central Nigeria. An Epidemiological Survey (2013) and the best-selling Nature Power. Herbal Medicine in Tropical Africa, first published in 2000 and reprinted eight times.

Anselm is an adjunct professor at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he teaches African Transformation studies and Traditional African Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Botanists and Director of Ofure (Pax) Integral Research and Development Initiative (OFIRDI), popularly called Pax Africana.