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Herbal Medicine Vendors Must Register Or Face Sanctions – NAFDAC

Says herbal medicine contains high toxic content which causes damages to vital human organs
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Herbal Medicine Vendors Must Register Or Face Sanctions - NAFDAC
Herbal Medicine Vendors Must Register Or Face Sanctions –

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has called on herbal medicine dealers in Yobe, to obtain product registration with the agency to safeguard public health.

The State Controller of the agency, Mr. Lawan Dadingelma, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Damaturu.

Dadingelma disclosed that registration of herbal products would facilitate comprehensive laboratory analysis to certify that herbs and other products were good for consumption.

Herbal Medicine Vendors Must Register Or Face Sanctions - NAFDAC
Local Herb sellers

He said that the registration was imperative, as the process enables the agency to examine and assess the level of toxicity of the herbal medicine.

Dadingelema said: “We strongly call on all traditional medicine sellers to come forward and update the registration of their products and businesses to safeguard public health in the state.

Herbal Medicine Vendors Must Register Or Face Sanctions - NAFDAC
Herbal Medicine Vendors Must Register Or Face Sanctions – NAFDAC

“If such herbal medicine did not undergo laboratory test and analysis, which is an integral part of the registration, the toxicity level cannot be ascertained and it could pose serious health hazards.

“The high toxic content of herbs are some of the causes of damages to vital human organs such as kidney and liver”.

Dadingelma added that to avoid health-related risks associated with herbal medicine, the agency requested producers to ensure proper labels on their products which must be designed with addresses, manufacturing and expiring date, NAFDAC’s registration number and prescribed dosage to be administered.

The coordinator further warned that defaulters would be sanction per laws governing its operations.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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