world health organisation says it is investigating traditional medical products for the treatment of covid-19

In recent times, there have been treatment options offered on traditional medicine, including one by a group of researchers in Edo state, who say they have produced a herbal drug “specifically for the treatment of COVID-19”, although NAFDAC insists it has not approved any herbal cure for COVID-19.Citing medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua which are being considered as possible treatments for COVID-19, WHO said such plants have to be tested for efficacy and adverse side effects.

GUEST: DR ANKH CHABALALA – Director of Indigenous Knowledge Based Technology Innovation at The Department Of Science & Innovation