A professor of Ophthalmology at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Adebukola Adefule Oshitelu, has claimed that ‘Genus Corchorus’ popularly known as Ewedu in Nigeria has the potency to cure and prevent the Ebola Virus Disease.

She said this when she spoke at the 2014 African Traditional Medicine organised by NAFDAC yesterday at Ikeja, Lagos state.

The programme which was arranged for Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Conventional Medicine Practitioners was in response for an urgent need of cooperation between the two health bodies in order to enhance better and reliable healthcare delivery system, according to report from PM News

According to Oshitelu, Ewedu cures Ebola by improving an infected person’s immune system, likewise providing prevention against the deadly virus for uninfected persons.

“The qualities inside Ewedu is so much that it will kill Ebola by preventing the virus from replicating and destroying more organs in the body. This would immediately stop the symptoms such as high fever, stooling and vomiting. Ultimately, leading to the cure,” Oshitelu said.

According to her, attention has to be paid how the Ewedu is prepared. “The way it will be prepared will be different from the normal way they cook it. It should be washed and rinsed with liquid vinegar, afterwards blend and cook with drinkable water. No salt, potash or seasoning should be added, take 25cl of the concoction a week and it would boost a person’s immunity so that they become impregnable to the virus.” Oshitelu said.

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