Pax Herbals calls for friendlier regulations for natural products
Pax Herbals, a Nigerian leading herbal brand has called on health regulatory agencies to establish a more friendly product policy to help regulate herbal products in the country
The Managing Director, Anselm Adodo disclosed to The Guardian that the firm is currently working hand in hand with government bodies to successfully pass a bill that will frustrate quack operations and therefore eliminate them from the industry. He added that aside from the firm’s production of medicinal products, holding of seminars and conferences, the company has also diversified into education, governance and designing of policies.
Adodo, however noted that the company’s philosophy to demystify herbs has yielded a number positive results, as people are better enlightened through education.
“Throughout our 20 years of existence, we have witnessed continuous rise in the acceptance of traditional medicines. By law, herbal treatments are part of the Nigerian health care system. It was approved during the tenure of Goodluck Jonathan. In Lagos, traditional health attendant can recommend a patient to the hospital and they are by law mandated to accept,” he noted.
Adodo added: “We are also a voice to the villagers who have discovered a cure to an alignment but needs people to speak for them, we help them analyse the product and ensure no one steals their intellectual property.”On dosage of herbal drugs, he said there has been improvements and Pax herbal has contributed significantly in that area.
According to him, there has been a lot of development in the treatment of cancer but he expressed dissatisfaction that there is no official herbal medicine known for curing malaria.Deputy Editor of The Guardian, Dr. Paul Onomuakpokpo, however advised that they make more efforts towards publicity.
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