Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, there have been several recommendations from health experts including the WHO itself on how to protect one’s self against the virus.
Aside from regular washing of hands under running water, keeping a safe distance and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, one of the recommendations has been to ensure that one has a good immune system. This is because,
According to the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, the immune is a collection of cells, chemicals and processes that function to protect the skin, respiratory passages, intestinal tract and other areas from foreign antigens, such as microbes (organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and parasites), viruses, cancer cells, as well as toxins.
In Ghana, the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM) at Mampong-Akuapem has recommended nine herbal medicines for use as immune support and supportive treatment for the relief of some symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a report by Graphic Online. These products were recommended after they had been tested and approved by the Food and Drugs Authority in Ghana.
The nine drugs that have been recommended by the Centre are:
- COA FS
- Herbetine Herbal Powder
- Herbetine Herbal Mixture
- Viva Plus Powder
- Ayisaa Opinto Herbal Tea
- CD Capsules
- Amen Depomix Powder
- Amen Fevermix Capsules
- Amen Chestico Capsules.
It must be noted that these drugs are just immune boosters. They are not a cure for the novel coronavirus. According to the WHO, there is no known vaccine that has been approved as a cure for COVID-19.
Sources: Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine, WHO, US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health and Graphic Online.