32 Immune Boosters Certified by Centre for Plant Medicine
Centre for Plant Medicine Research in the Akuapem Mampong has recommended about 32 herbal and plant medicinal products to boost immunity to fight against diseases.
The Centre for Plant Medicine Research in the Akuapem Mampong has recommended about 32 herbal and plant medicinal products to boost immunity to fight against diseases, especially Covid-19.
It is believed that many Ghanaians depend on herbal remedies for their health care since the eruption of pandemic coronavirus.
Demand for herbal medicine increased massively after President Nana Addo encouraged the nation to use what we have to treat Covid-19 as well as to consume locally based foods.
Speaking to Soiree News Eastern Regional Correspondent, the head of Public Relations for the center, Mr. Baffour Osei Akoto, said the certified products were not purposely tested for the potential remedy of Coronavirus, but for different purposes which includes safety, and efficacy of other diseases.
He said finding a cure for Covid-19, caused by the coronavirus has been one of the priorities of the center since the pandemic broke out a year ago and by thorough research came up with an existing Anti-Malaria drug (NIBIMA)
According to Mr. Baffour, the center for plant medicine hospital has over the years prescribed this medicine under clinical trial for malaria reported patience as an antimalarial drug for about 30 years now but subsequent research into the drug revealed that the medication is a potential for Covid-19 treatment and that was basically the need to conduct this phase II clinical trial of the already existing medication.
The head of the Public Relations lamented that the labs of the center and researchers have been testing several local herbal products since the deadliest coronavirus to see what might help in Ghana’s fight against it. Even though they are yet to have one but so far, they have recommended about thirty-two plants and herbal products to boost human immunity.
A member of the Public Relations department, in the person of Miss Vanessa Asamoah, said the center has done much research into various individual medications submitted for approval and shall continue to do research to look at the safety of plants and herbal medicines to make sure it is something that can be consumed by the public as well as making sure all medications submitted for approval are plant-based.
She declined to comment when she was asked by William Ofori Akwaboa, about the effects of the arrival of Covid 19 Vaccines in Ghana, on their ongoing clinical trial of Nimani herbal medicine in KNUST.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Region