The western medicine; often with adverse effects has posed a big challenge to many countries in the less developed world including Uganda. Organic natural herbal medicine is being advocated for as the best alternative for neutralizing and combating its effects. Ms Kerwegi Sophia Apio, one of the advocates has served for 33 years with the Chemotherapeutics Institute of the Ministry of Health as a researcher and practicing Botanist. In the government Research Institute, which was established since 1964; Kerwegi is referred to as “Grandma”. The centre has the mandate to carry out applied research on natural products like plants, animal parts and minerals with the view of justifying therapeutic claims from traditional medicine practitioners (TMPs) in Uganda.