Mixed Reactions As Ooni Of Ife Says “Potent Herbs” Cure Coronavirus
Yesterday, His Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of Ife via his Instagram and Twitter pages shared his proposed cure – traditional herbs – to the global pandemic, Coronavirus.
However, hours after he made his revelation, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) tweeted stating that people should “Beware of unverified messages on social media!”.
“These DO NOT protect against #COVID19:
*Consuming hot lemon, palm oil, ginger or garlic
*Gargling with salt water
*Drinking or spraying dettol on your body”
Furthermore, the Ooni’s message has sparked controversy on whether or not it’s high time we turned our searchlight on nature and the plants it produces.
Read reactions below:
If the Ooni of Ife says he has a possible HERBAL cure for the Coronavirus, government should investigate the claim scientifically. There is no need to insult him or call for his arrest. We haven’t arrested people diagnosing “spiritual attack” or those claiming to perform miracles
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) March 31, 2020
I think ooni is taking this Coronavirus for toilet infection.
— OSCAR (@Iam_Oscar1) March 31, 2020
I'm not even so bothered about the Ooni's so-called cure and the potency of those items.
But do you guys understand that drugs go through multiple testing and trial stages before they're released to the public?
You don't just come online to say Neem tree cures whatever.
— Favour Ọlájídé (@Favour__Olajide) March 31, 2020
I like this Ooni of Ife. He's a perfect blend of western education and traditional African knowledge.
I don't know where we decided to exchange one for another, learning one form doesn't make the other useless. …./1 pic.twitter.com/sFqWPdZEqO
— Finding Mercy (@_MercyAnthony) March 31, 2020
I am an herb and Spice person, in short, I had already came up with a possible antiviral herb that can help against the Covid 19, Ooni addition was very welcomed. I don't do pharmaceuticals.
Make una Dey form uncertified medicine, una wey dem use dogonyaro bath when them born.
— 🎙️ʝǟʍǟʟɖɛɛռ ʋօɨƈɛ (@Adexuxin) March 31, 2020
I don't think we should be too quick to come to conclusions as regards the coronavirus herbal cure recommended by the Ooni of Ife. We shouldn't let civilization make us doubt the potency of trado medical discoveries. The best thing to do is to take 1 or 2 cases to Osun to treat.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) March 31, 2020
Thing is if they give Ooni a chance and the herbs truly heal someone, if care is not taken, they might use some other means to kill the patient just to render Ooni’s theory useless. The whites have us.
— 💪🏾GODFIDENT💪🏾BILLIONAIRE💰 (@TenioIa) March 31, 2020
People’s reactions to ooni proposed cure to COVID-19 is no surprise to me cos, truth be told, most of us don’t know our history. Even those that do are somewhat skeptical. Smh 🤦♂️. #ooni
— Adeolu Omotola (@AdeoluOmotola) March 31, 2020