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Traditional doctor seeks development of herbal remedies as cure for most diseases

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A traditional doctor and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global New Herbal Life (GNHL), Funmilola Lawrence Ogidan, has urged Nigerians to embrace herbal remedies, describing it as nature’s safest cure for most human ailments.

Lawrence Ogidan, in a chat with journalists, on Tuesday, in Lagos, argued that while synthetic medical drugs almost always produce side effects in patients, insisted that herbal remedies have no side effects.

According to her, “I have tried and tested both western and herbal medicines and I can tell you categorically that God has provided us with every single herb we need for our good health. The herbs that we have all around us will do us a whole lot of good work when we treat them right. Herbal medicines perform healing miracles in us.”

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Admittedly, she noted: “We have not reached that stage where western medicine would be totally replaced by herbal remedies for all ailments. Having alternatives helps us all. I believe that most western medicines originate from our own local herbs but with a lot of synthetic processes that deplete nature and produce side effects.”

Sharing her experience, she said her passion for herbal remedies grew when she had to heal her protracted barrenness with herbs after Western medical methods had failed her.

“I had serious hormonal disorder that stopped me from getting pregnant for many years. I did In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) so many times. I was given different injections daily, but the minute I started using my own herbs, everything started going back to normal. To the glory of God, I had my own baby. It was normal delivery even at that age. There were no issues or complications at all with the pregnancy or after the delivery,” she said.

Lawrence-Ogidan said her trainers have entrusted ancient herbal secrets to her and that mixed with science, her company GNHL has successfully elevated the production precision of nature’s herbal remedies, which she categorised into three – sex, health and beauty products.

“Unlike before when I used to suffer from malaria and fever often, we now have a one-time herbal cure and with our modern factory equipment and attending technology, we are able to do a lot of toxicology tests to ensure that our herbal remedies come in the right dosage. So now we produce in safe quantities and with
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC)-approved scientific quality that can be sold without reducing the component of herbs that we use.” She added that all ingredients are sourced locally.

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Asked if her fever remedy can cure COVID-19, she said, “COVID-19 and its many variants have further opened our eyes to the limitations of Western medicine. A whole lot of people went back to ginger, garlic and other herbs. I believe that herbal remedies would get us farther going forward.”

She also said: “our passion is that every individual live a good life without declining when the age is going up.”

Lawrence-Ogidan said she has produced over 70 tried and tested ready-to-drink and ready-to-rub herbal remedies with stunning testimonials. Trained as a traditional herbal doctor by experts, including 90 and 100-year-olds, a certified member of both the Nigeria Association of Medical Herbalists and National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners, she has the largest health farm and NAFDAC-certified factory for the production of herbal remedies in Southwest Nigeria. She is a well-travelled tour operator, special education and entrepreneurship graduate and an indigene of Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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