The Federal Ministry of Health has revealed some components of the Madagascan herbal formulation, COVID-Organics, saying it contains two varieties of prevention and treatment for the infection.

According to the government, samples of the drug have been sent to three critical agencies for evaluation which are the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC); National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), and Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) for thorough evaluation.

The minister who disclosed these through series of tweets on Twitter thus said, ”We have received Madagascar herbs and have found it to consist of 2 varieties; one labeled for prevention and the other for treatment. Samples have been sent to 3 of our agencies & @FmstNg for scientific evaluation.

“These are normal processes for new preparations to be approved for use in Nigeria, including clinical trials, toxicological & efficacy tests.

“Nigeria government will investigate all genuine efforts to find home grown solutions to the pandemic”, it stressed.

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