The Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR) has received more than 100 samples of traditional herbal medicine to be tested for COVID-19 treatment.
The samples according to the Executive Director of the facility, Dr. Kofi Bobi Barimah, were received from various herbalists across the country who are determined to generate a much-needed remedy for the fast-spreading pandemic.
“The president said we should find a cure for COVID-19 so because of that we are also doing our research. What we are doing is to make sure we have treatment for dealing with the symptoms that come with COVID-19. We are also finding a way of boosting the immune system,” he stated.
He indicated that all submitted samples go through a detailed and thorough laboratory analysis to ensure that the product meets the highest quality.
“We want to make sure that the type of product that we come up with is something that is good. Remember that we want to gain the highest recognition and we do that with recognition with other people,” he averred.
Meanwhile, there have been a growing number of concerns raised by some stakeholders to give a shot at Ghanaian herbal medicine in finding the cure for the disease.
This was after the Association of Herbal Medicine in Ghana expressed concerns over the government’s plans to receive a supposed Covid-19 herbal cure from Madagascar.