FG says Madagascar’s COVID-19 drug same as ‘sweet annie’Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire (left) and his FCT counterpart, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello at the stakeholders’ meeting with healthcare<br />practitioners on the inaccessibility of health care facilities by Nigerians due to COVID-19 held in Abuja…yesterday PHOTO: LUCY ELUKPO-ATEKO

Research to ascertain efficacy ongoing

The Federal Government has said that preliminary results of the analysis of Madagascar’s herbal cure for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) revealed it as the same as Artemisia annua, also known as ‘sweet annie’, used in malaria treatment.

Artemisia annua is grown by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRID). Further research into its efficacy will be conducted when the grant is approved, the government added.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, on May 15, received the country’s allocation of the Madagascar anti-COVID-19 drink during which he promised to listen to scientists before allowing…

Source: Guardian Newspaper