Health News of Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Source: The Herald
A team of researchers, from the Pharmacology Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science (KNUST), has certified “Hepita3”, a herbal product from the Power Specialist Herbal Clinic, at Kyereapatre in Kumasi of the Ashanti Region, has the potency to cure the deadly Hepatitis B illness.
Three months intensive clinical investigations into the product, carried out by experts under the leadership of Dr. George Asuming Kuffuor, revealed that the Hepita3 boosts the immune system of persons suffering from the disease because it helps the immune system to fight and eventually cure the disease.
The Hepita3 according to the findings can play similar function as allopathic medicine in the treatment of other chronic diseases.
Dr. Akosua Adu-Ayaa, the director of the Power Specialist Herbal Clinic, an off shoot of Power Health Product Limited, disclosed this to the media.
She explained that the research conducted on the product identified that continuous dose on Hepatitis B patients who are under stressed conditions, has the capacity to restore the WBC count of the body, and repairs the immune system, within a short period of administering “Hepita3”.
According to her, the main objective of her outfit is not money, but the health care needs of the masses. The Power Specialist Herbal Clinic is bent on introducing products and services that the masses could afford.
Dr. Adu-Ayaa, lauded the Food and Drug Authority (FDA), for enforcing its regulations in order to inject discipline to the herbal practice, adding that this would ensure that practitioners come out with standardised herbal medicines.
“Despite the fact that the FDA rules are very stringent, it had helped most of us to adopt quality production and preservation methods,” she noted.
She hoped that if the FDA should continue its periodical monitoring of herbalists, it would go a long way to flush out charlatans from the system, in the sense that the activities of such quack practitioners had made the public lose confidence in the genuine herbalists.
She also cautioned the media to desist from advertising uncertified herbal products.