Herbal Concoction Can Kill - NAFDAC Warns
The Director General of the National Agency For Food and Drug Control; Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has affirmed that herbal concoctions can kill user if not taking after some days of preparation, and advise Nigerians to stop taking hawked herbal concotion.
She said the concoction will start growing bacteria if kept for four to five days.
She also said that even though the herbal concoctions have some medicinal properties, the bacteria can still be harmful to human health and possible kill the person if taken.
She added that some herbal medicines works, but they need to go through proper research to determine the level people can consume it.
“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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