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NIGERIA | NAFDAC Boss Wants Herbal Drugs Recognised

Paul-Orhii nafdac boss

The National Agency for Drugs Administration and Control, Dr. Paul Orhii, has stressed the importance of roots and herbs in curative medicine. A number of such herbal-based drugs with proven efficacy, Orhii said, had passed agency’s tests.

Orhii stated this at the inauguration of VitaTree Nutritionals, a range of herbal-based products on Friday in Lagos.

Orhii said, “The amazing findings on the efficacy of herbs are noteworthy. We now have herbs grow on graves of people who died of ailments such herbs could have cured. I commend the VitaTree Nutritionals team on the wonderful job and research they have undertaken on their products. I hereby declare that all the firm’s products have passed NAFDAC tests as well as received its approval.’’

According to the firm’s President, Mr. Rockson Ogor, their products do not contain chemicals. The products, he said, had the ability to detoxify the internal organs and relieve the symptoms of toxicity in the human body. He noted that natural supplements made from fruits and leaves have the potential to minimise the effect of diseases caused by free radicals, poor diet and compromised immunity.

Ogor said, “We have come from nowhere to be where we are today. You can fool people once, but not twice. Our products are vegetarian capsules, which have no synthetic vitamins, minerals, fillers or preservatives.”

The Vice-President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr. Bartholomew Brai, who noted that more Nigerians were becoming more health-conscious, urged them to further explore the use of fruits and other natural foods as medicines.

Brai said, “It is heart warming that Nigerians are now more conscious of their health and the drugs they use. More importantly, more research now show the usefulness of fruits and natural foods as medicines for healthy living.”

Published: July 1, 2015. By FOLASHADE ADEBAYO


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