Anselm Adodo : Nature Power to Communiversity

Anselm Adodo is the founder and Director of West Africa’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, Africanized economic models, health policy reform and transformation of education in Africa. Apart from over 500 publications in journals, magazines, national dailies and peer-reviewed journals, Anselm has written more than ten books, which include the best-selling ‘Nature Power’.


His 2017 book: ‘Integral Community Enterprise in Africa. Communitalism as an Alternative to Capitalism’, has received a lot of positive reviews for its indigenized approach to African development. His latest book: ‘The Idea of the Communiversity’ (2019), which he co-authored with Ronald Lessem and Tony Bradley, has been well-received. Anselm is an adjunct visiting lecturer at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he teaches African Transformation studies and Traditional African Medicine. He is an Adjunct Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Botanists and a Ph.D. academic supervisor at DaVinci Institute, South Africa. Anselm is the Director of Africa Centre for Integral Research and Development (, Co-founder of Trans4m Communiversity Associates, UK, and initiator of African Action Research Community.