Ethiopian Ambassador to Ghana Hadera Abera has approved Ghana’s new herbal medicine Thorntina-74 (T-74) and has pledged to promote it in Ethiopia.
He testified to the effectiveness of Ghanaian herbal medicine and asked Diagnostic Herbal Center, the maker of T-74, to set up a laboratory in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to produce them.
Ambassador Abera, speaking at the T-74 launch in Accra on Wednesday, said 80% of Ethiopia’s 170 million people use herbal remedies.
He reaffirmed his commitment to advance diplomatic relations between Ghana and Ethiopia for their mutual benefit.
The T-74 blend is a distillate of a combination of various plant materials formulated without additives.
It is approved by the Food and Drugs Authority for use as a dietary supplement to release phytochemicals, including antioxidants, and boost the immune system to fight disease.
The herbal medicine was produced with Moringa oleifera, Spondia mombin and Tetrapleura tetroptera (Prek3se) and contains vitamin C, iron, calcium and energy.
It is packaged in the highest quality bottle with an attractive look.
Dr Yaw Owusu Gyapong, director of diagnostic herbal medicine, the original idea of T-74, told the audience that the herbal medicine had been approved by the FDA and expressed gratitude to the Authority for guiding them in a rigorous regulatory procedure that has satisfied international standards.
Dr Kofi Bobi Barimah, executive director of the Center for Plant Medicine and Research, Mampong Akuapem, said Ghanaian herbal medicine has come of age and has been shown to be effective in treating many diseases.
He added that the patronage of herbal medicine had increased since the COVID-19 outbreak, with the daily ratio of patients rising from 70 to 140.
He said herbal medicine was a drug of choice for treating various ailments, saying the Center was researching herbal medicine for coronavirus disease.
Herbal medicines will soon be added to the National Health Insurance Scheme’s list of drugs, ”he added.