By Ayo Onikoyi
Nigerian musician Sammie Cross, a microbiologist turned musician, took a stand with Ooni of Ife, Her Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, that herbal treatment could be the answer to cure the globally dreaded virus, COVID -19.
During a recent conversation with Potpourri, the musician expresses his regret for not having practiced what he has studied, believing that it could have been useful in the fight against the disease.
“I believe the cure is in our herbs. As Ooni said, a number of our herbs can kill the virus. At a time like this when the world is in need of microbiologists, I regret that I gave up my music certificate, ”he said.
According to the Ooni, the following herbs are potent enough to cure anyone infected with the virus: Leaves of neighboring trees (Botanical name – Newbouldia laevis, Yoruba – Ewe Akoko), Leaves and fruits of Neem or Indian lilac (Botanical – Azadirachta indica , Yoruba- ewe dogoyaro), onion (Botanical name – Allium cepa; Yoruba – Alubosa), forest anchomanes (Botanical name – Anchomanes difformis, Yoruba -Ogirisako); aridan (Botanical name – Tetrapleura tetraptera) African pepper / Ngero pepper / Guinea pepper (Botanical name – Xylopia aethiopica, Yoruba Eeru or Erinje); Bitter leaf (Botanical name – Vernonia amygdalina, Yoruba – Ewuro, Sulfur (Yoruba – Iyin Ojo).
While there is no scientific evidence that the herbs have or will work against the coronavirus, Ooni insisted that “I have used it and have also used it for some of the chronic Corona patients with testimonials. “.
Sammie Cross actually believes that if he had practiced the microbiology he learned in school, he would have been more than able to refer or prescribe local herbs that can curb the virus. Cross has bluntly challenged all Nigerian scientists to do something about the virus.
On the other hand, Sammie Cross, who is signed to PM Records, is about to release his new track titled ‘Mogbe’. The track promises to be all the nuances of Sammie as he had proven in the past time his ability to release melodic works.