The Mampong Akwapim Plant Medicine Research Center (CPMR) in the Eastern Region has made progress in developing herbal medicine for the treatment of COVID-19.
The centre’s acting executive director Dr Kofi Bobi Barimah, who revealed this, said his company was rapidly developing herbal medicine and would bring great respite to Ghanaians when it was introduced.
He said that since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the center has been working in the lab to help find a cure for the potentially deadly virus.
Dr Barimah hinted at Accra last Wednesday when it launched an immune system boosting dietary supplement called Thorntina-74 Mixture on the market.
âWe have worked tirelessly to obtain a herbal treatment for COVID-19 and it will be available soon,â he said.
The herbal immune booster, which aims to support the immune system to fight infectious diseases, is a distillate generated from three main plants – Moringa Oleifera, Spondias Mombin, commonly known as yellow mombin, and tetrapleura tetraptera (prekese) .
Increase in CPMR patients
Dr Barimah said the increase in patient attendance at CPMR for treatment is a testament to the strong belief and effectiveness of herbal medicine, saying this has encouraged the center to work on developing a cure for the COVID-19 pandemic.
He revealed that since the start of the pandemic, the medical establishment at the center had seen an increase in the number of patients from 80 to 140 per day.
He said that over the years, due to its rigor and the promotion of the safe use of plant medicine, many people have turned to the center for treatment of viral and other diseases.
âFor the past 46 years since the center was established, he has promoted the safe and responsible use of herbal medicine through research and many have found it to be very useful, which is why they continue to patronize him. “, he underlined.
A medical herbalist from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Albert Wirekoh-Tawiah, who was part of the team that developed the Thorntina-74 immune booster, said the mixture was prepared with the best herbal products. the test of time.
“This herbal solution contains an anticarcinogen and an immunomodulator which prevents cancer cells and prevents bacteria from easily affecting the system,” he explained.
Ghana Standards Authority scientist Dr Kenneth Agbodza said his outfit proved the blend’s effectiveness and encouraged everyone to use it for its good effects.
Biomedical and public health researcher Dr Richard Eghan called for a collaborative effort between herbal medicine and synthetic medicine to enable the best form of treatment for patients.
“There is a need to scientifically integrate natural or herbal medicine and synthetic medicine for effective healing,” he noted.
Herbal diagnostic clinic
The managing director of the Diagnostic Herbal Clinic, who originated the drug, Mr. Yaw Owusu Gyapong, said the immune booster was developed in response to his own need for an immune booster to promote his general health and help find a solution to the threat posed. by COVID-19 in particular.
“Knowing that people with stronger immune systems are able to fight and survive COVID-19 prompted me to return to the lab and, after extensive research, come up with the Thorntina-74 Immune Booster. “, he explained.
He urged Ghanaians to pay attention to their health and personal well-being and encouraged them to trust the efficacy of natural herbal medicine which had been developed from reliable sources.
Three Ghanaians who have tried the drug in the past attested to its effectiveness and encouraged Ghanaians to patronize it.
The Plant Medicine Research Center (CRPM), formerly known as the Plant Medicine Scientific Research Center (CSRPM), based in Mampong-Akwapim, was established by the Government of Ghana in 1975 as a result of the dream and vision of Dr Oku. Ampofo, a renowned allopathic doctor.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the center has received numerous herbal and herbal products to test and certify as having the potential to cure disease or at least alleviate symptoms.