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Africa’s Revered Traditional Herbalist hints on  COVID-19 remedies

Staff Reporter

Africa’s revered Traditional Healer, Sekuru  Banda has warned people against overuse of traditional remedies saying they have long health implications if consumed in excess.

This follows the stampede towards excessive use of traditional remedies by many people in the country in the wake of COVID-19 surge in the country.

Against this background Dr Banda, a prominent herbal specialist consultant in the continent said some traditional remedies are powerful and might generate far reaching implications on human health when applied out of ignorance.

Snuff(bute), fever tree(Zumbani) and other various traditional remedies are strong herbs which requires adequate knowledge for use. If they are consumed in  excess might be hazardous for human health.

“Most people are panicking because of the COVID-19 pandemic and they are now having the perception that traditional herbs are a cure for the the pandemic. While they are good for human health I urge most people not to use them in excess.”

According to Sekuru Banda people should only apply traditional remedies in the event that one testes positive for COVID-19.  Apart from this getting the appropriate dose for a particular moment also matters to ensure a health recovery.

“As a matter of urgency I am now urging the country that lets avoid risking our health by ordinarily consuming traditional remedies but it is wise to apply them when one testes positive for COVID-19.”

He also added that all traditional herbs plays special significance in human health especially the snuff and fever tree. They have been in existence for several decades.

“Herbs like snuff and fever tree have been there since time immemorial and their uses various depending with the nature of one’s ailment.” he added.

The global pandemic is yet to have a cure and the entire country is plunged in a panic mode.

The majority of national citizens are now  opting for traditional herbs whose remedies are now talk of the day.

However, this would require a knowledgeable person to apply them according to the manner of sickness.

This should resonates with the way patients are prescribed for treatment in hospitals and pharmacies by doctors and nurses.




Tendai Guvamombe