…Tips local medicines for Covid-19 cure
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says that the cure for COVID-19 and other diseases could be discovered amongst traditional herbal medicines.
He made his remarks at a media briefing in Lagos on the occasion of Africa Traditional Medicine Day. The day coincided with the formal launching of the Pan-African Foundation for Traditional Medical Research and Development (PAFIMERD).
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set aside August 31 to celebrate African traditional medicine every year. The royal father also announced that herbal medicines are available whose efficacy has been proved by thousands of people who have used the products.
He listed products that have been submitted to NAFDAC for registration including immune booster against COVID-19 and other diseases. The immune booster is of the series of herbal remedies developed under the aegis of the Pan African Foundation for Indigenous Medical Research and Development, an initiative by him.
He said, ”Before I became the Ooni of Ife, I used to have a lot of headache because I worked a lot. But when I became king, the responsibilities were like 10 times more. What I did then was to change to herbal products that I inherited on the throne as king.
“Ever since I started using traditional products I have never been to the hospital to treat any ailment in five years. If I go for a medical check-up, which is like once in two months, the result turns out fine. So I am a living testimony of the efficacy of local herbal products.”
The Director of PAFIMED, Prof Esimai Olapeju, while delivering his address said the foundation will help to create a formidable platform for genuine herbal products and research development.
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