ANAMBRA State has identified six herbal drugs that could be used to manage Coronavirus in the state.
This was made known to reporters in Awka by the Special Adviser to the Gov Obiano on Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practice, Onyekachukwu Ibezim, who said that the state have forwarded the products to the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
He said that a team of medical experts was assembled to review the process before they decided to take the products to NAFDAC for its final confirmation and approval for public consumption, adding that the products were in capsule, powdered and liquid forms.
He urged herbal practitioners in the state who peddle different types of herbal products without seeking approval from the government agency in-charge of herbal products to desist forthwith.
He said, “Anambra Traditional Medicine Board has been assigned the responsibility of properly analysing herbal products in the state and declare them fit for use by the public or otherwise before they are pushed out ; all practitioners are advised to comply,” he said.
He added that the state government had provided enough support for the agency to ensure that fake herbal products are wiped out from circulation and to that effect, the agency had achieved some results and is desirous to consolidate on its past success while commending the governor for his support to the office of Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practice.