NAFDAC boss advocates recognition of herbal drugs.
Dr. Paul Orhii, the National Agency for Drugs Administration and Control Director General has emphasised the importance of roots and herbs in curative medical health delivery. He said that a good number of such herbal-based drugs have shown proof of efficacy, and as such had passed the agency’s tests.
The NAFDAC boss stated this when a new range of herbal-based products – VitaTree Nutritionals, was launched recently.
Dr. Orhii stated, “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.’’
In his statement, the firm’s President, Mr. Rockson Ogor said that 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 also pointed out 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.
Mr. Ogor continued, “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.”
Also speaking, 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.
Dr. Brai stated that, “It is heartwarming that Nigerians are now more conscious of their health and the drugs they use. More importantly, more researches now show the usefulness of fruits and natural foods as medicines for healthy living.”