The Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned Nigerians to stop buying and talking unmedically sanctioned herbal concoctions from street and market vendours
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FG made this call to Nigerians through NAFDAC’s DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, maintianing that said concoctions lack storage standards and might be coming from a non-credible source.
Prof Adeyeye didn’t rule the fact that some herbal medicines do work, she stressed that consumers must ensure that they had passed NAFDAC’s safety and efficacy tests. In her words;
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“For the liquid herbal concoctions, especially after four or five days, it starts growing bacteria. “Even if the herbal concoction has some medicinal properties, the bacteria will kill the person first that is taking it.
“Many of our herbal medicines work but we have to do a lot of research to show how they work, at what level are we supposed to be taking them so that it will not get to the toxicity level.”