Stop patronising herbal concoctions from hawkers – NAFDAC warns Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned Nigerians against patronising hawkers of herbal concoctions.

NAFDAC DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said such concotions lack storage standards and might be coming from a non-credible source.

She said;

“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.”

 

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