Nigeria’s slow, tedious road to herbal medicine development

NAFDAC’s insistence on clinical trials for traditional medicines before approval divides researchers Herbal medicine regulation deserves separate, independent agency, say practitioners The lack of encouragement for local herbal cures and remedies for diseases by the Federal Government (FG) and its agencies, especially the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has raised […]

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‘Why we prefer locust beans to processed seasoning products’

It is customary for many Nigerians, including singles and housewives, to make choices regarding seasoning products for their kitchens on an almost daily basis. Many fast foods kitchens at popular joints in mega cities nationwide are not left out of this routine of culinary choices and preferences that determine the taste buds and add spec […]

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Sugarcane cures infections, boosts immune system – Expert

A nutritionist, Mrs Iyanu Adeyemo has said that sugarcane can cure common cold, fever, other infections and also boost body’s protein levels. Adeyemo noted that sugarcane is rich in antioxidants which help to fight infections and boost immunity. According to her, sugarcane is rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes which are good for […]

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Taking herbal formulations after 14 days of preparation risky – NAFDAC

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has warned Nigerians to avoid the risk of taking herbal formulations after 14 days of preparations. Shee explained that such measure was necessary for safety reasons, adding that such medicine should always be kept refrigerated. Alsp a statement […]

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Why Nigeria should legalise cannabis – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has urged the Federal Government to jettison traditional orientation and “archaic” sentiment which describe cannabis as a ‘devil’s plant’. He spoke at a Stakeholders’ Roundtable on the “Benefits and Opportunities of Cannabis Plant in Nigeria” held at the International Culture and Event Centre in Akure the state capital. Akeredolu urged […]

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Alligator pepper-based cure for COVID-19

As AAUA researchers partner with NABDA, ABUAD in development of novel product A group of researchers from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, in collaboration with partners from the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Abuja and Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) has come up with a herbal preparation, tea and soap that have shown […]

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