ANALYSIS ON THE INCLUSION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19

Producers and consumers of traditional medicine say the relevance of indigenous medicines should not be downplayed in the fight against the novel corona-virus. They say the popularity of traditional medicines, such as ARTEMISIA is steadily increasing, especially in rural areas. This is despite the warnings by the World Health Organisation against the use of untested medicines, which have been touted as cures for Covid-19. Udo Carelse spoke to Gogo Phepsile Maseko from the Traditional Healers Organisation