The Researchers under Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories said the drug named CVD PLUS contains herbs and other constituents which can treat COVID-19.
“Paxherbals has developed a novel drug, called CVD PLUS, specifically for the treatment of COVID-19. Pax CVD PLUS contains herbs and active phytoconstituents with documented scientific formulations of Paxherbals over the past 25 years for the treatment of hepatitis C, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, bronchitis, pneumonia and malaria,” the laboratory said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Some bio-active constituents of CVD PLUS are potential antiviral agents and immunomodulatory agents that can stimulate antibody production against coronavirus related diseases.”
Pax Herbal, in the statement signed on its behalf by Anselem Adodo, added that plant-based drugs, “whether crude or refined, are seemingly the best alternative approach to the COVID-19 menace”.
The laboratory also stated that representatives of some federal government agencies including the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) were involved in the process of the production.
However, Ese Osezuwa, a communications officer with the laboratory, said that the drug has not been tested and proven to cure any COVID-19 patient, TheCable reports.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) which were said to have been informed about the drug also stated that no herbal drug has been approved for COVID-19.
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