In 1992  Olof Smit  was approached by a group of healers and invited to become an intermediary between traditional African medicine and western allopathic medicine. He estimated that this research might take a couple of months, but ended up spending the next 12 years in the rainforest on this African cultural experience. He was astounded by the infinite possibilities of the "green things" in the forest. He soon learned that these "things" that the western world simply refers to as trees and plants were in reality a medicine chest of cure for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual illnesses.