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By Joe Akwarandu, Umuahia

The deputy vice chancellor, Gregory University Uturu, Prof Evaristus Anyahia has said that herbs are good for curing diseases. In his words: God made herbs for us to use in curing diseases, but due to lack of knowledge we perish, Prof Anyahia who is the Dean of Department of centre for Natural and Alternative Medicine, Gregory University, Uturu who made the ascertain at a one-day seminar held at the Justice Izima chambers of the institution, titled “Rejuvenation” also confirmed that in a bid to maintain a strong and a healthy life void of chemicals, people should patronised herbal medicine. 

The Seminar which attracted the University community especially those between 60 years and above centred on lecture on the use of herbs and roots in treating different kinds of diseases. 

The University … lauded the Gregory University for devoting time to research and brings to the fore, the importance of herbs, stating that during the Covid-19 induced Lock-down the University produced a lot of anti-corona virus using drugs. 

Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Augustine Uwakwe, who spoke in the topic, “Food That Can Handle Sickle-Cell Anaemia”, stressed that he is over 25 years in research about herbs, have taught him their effectiveness in curing diseases. He said that fruits like tiger-nuts, nutria-C fruits, cucumber, coconut water, vegetables, are very good for sickle cell patients. 

The Professor of Medical Biochemistry, former encouraged the University community and the general public to eat healthy foods and use herbs as an alternative medicine in treating disease:” God authorized man to use herbs to cure various sicknesses,” he concluded. 

Director, Centre for Natural and Alternative Medicine, Dr Tom Okpuisi said that, they do not eat-rightly condemn orthodox medicine but they however believe that nature has all the answers to human problems. He maintained that the secret to live long healthy life was adherence to nature. He condemned those who have the impression that herbs were only connected to herbalists. Insisting that herbs if properly used can rejuvenate the body. The Centre for National and Alternative Medicine, GGD had earlier organized a one-month training for persons above 60 years on the use of herbs to cure ailments likes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, prostrate, fibroid, arthritis among other old age-related ailments.  

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