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In a few months, Ghana may be on the path of making a global and irreplaceable history its Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR) makes heads way in finding a herbal cure for the deadly coronavirus.
At the time of this report, COVID-19, which emanated from Wuhan Province of China had infected over three million people while 211, 000 people had died.
To stop the deaths being recorded on a daily basis, researchers across the world are having a sleepless night in finding cure for the virus, Ghana is one of the countries whose herbal researchers CPMR at Mampong Akuapem in the Eastern Region is collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other stakeholders in research to find a herbal cure for the deadly virus.
Ghana not alone
Ghana is not alone in the research, Nigeria and other African countries have also embarked on similar herbal cure, in fact some herbalists in Nigeria are claiming to have cure for it.
For instance, unarmed Madagascar soldiers went door-to-door in the capital Antananarivo, doling out sachets of a local herbal tea touted by President Andry Rajoelina as a powerful remedy against the novel coronavirus a few days ago after the president said that the herbal mixture is capable of curing COVID-19.
Called COVID-Organics, the tonic is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven efficacy in treating malaria — as well as other indigenous herbs which were developed by the Madagascar Institute of Applied Research (IMRA) but have not been tested internationally.
Ghana’s CPMR determined to find a cure
The Executive Director of the CPMR, Dr Kofi Bobi Barimah, stated that his outfit was currently working on a number of herbal preparations it had received from the Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFTRAM), some of which had already been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
Kofi Bobi Barimah was quoted as saying, “If the management of COVID-19 with a Ghanaian herbal product should prove successful and effective, not only would it bring the much-needed relief to the fight against the pandemic but it would also earn the nation international recognition and eventually help it accrue huge foreign exchange earnings.”
It’s gathered that undertaking thorough research on the herbal preparations, the centre would forward those that received approval to the MoH for trials in consonance with safety protocols.
This means that if the trials proved successful, Ghana would become one of the first countries in the world to have found a cure for COVID-19 using herbal medicine.
COVID-19 report in Ghana:
At the time of this report, there are 1550 reported cases the virus in Ghana, 155 people recovered while 11 lives had been lost.
We wish the Ghana’s Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR) the best as they continue to find cure for the deadly virus