Father Anselm Adodo 'Herbal medicine should be modernised and professionalised' - Pax Herbals founder says

33 Pax products are certified by NAFDAC as safe to consume and the group hopes to increase the figure to 41 by the end of 2015.

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Father Anselm Adodo, the founder of Pax Herbals has spoken on the many advantages of herbal medicine.

Speaking  during the launch of Modern African Remedies, a publication of the African Research Institute in Ghana, Father Adodo said indigenous medicinal knowledge has a unique place in healing and well-being.

He further said the application of science and innovation in herbal medicine is important, adding that it was a common aim is to modernise and professionalise traditional medical practice, making it transparent and evidence-based.

Said Father Adodo,

“The purpose of science is the validation or rejection of a hypothesis. Pax has used indigenous knowledge as the hypothesis and science as the means of investigating the medicinal properties of plants, herbs and other natural resources,’’

According to Punch, while products from his herbarium have yet to undergo clinical trial, the herbal practitioner said his organisation was willing to partner with government to make it happen.

He pointed out that clinical trials were expensive and they needed to be done in collaboration with the government.

33 Pax products are certified by NAFDAC as safe to consume and the group hopes to increase the figure to 41 by the end of 2015.

This was made known by Father Adodo who added that no other Nigerian firm had more than three products certified.

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