Anambra bans advertisement of herbal medicine

Bisola David
Bisola David
Anambra bans advertisement of herbal medicine

Anambra State has declared all open advertising of herbal medications to be unlawful.

The Punch reported that the state’s commissioner for information, Sir Paul Nwosu, revealed this in a statement on Saturday.

Nwosu added that the state government had mandated that before any herbal drug advertisements could be seen in any public place or media outlet, they must first be cleared by the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceuticals.

In order to include products made from botanicals or plants that are used to treat illnesses or preserve health, he provided categories for herbal medicines.

He described it as a pharmaceutical and herbal supplement made from plants that is used to treat or prevent disease.

He claimed that the exercise is intended to regulate and control the use of herbal substances, which has been rising among state citizens.

Before the ban, Anambra was known as a state where open herbal medicine advertisements were common in vehicle parks and other key locations. Many locals relied on herbal medicine, often known as “Agbo,” as a treatment for a variety of illnesses and maladies.

However, the state’s widespread use of herbal medicine (Agbo) has been blamed for the rise in instances of several ailments, including kidney failure.

“The restriction on open advertising of all forms of herbal medicines in the state is to contain the excesses and the indiscriminate use of herbal concoctions among the people,” the statement added.

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