Making a Case for Traditional Ghanaian Medicine in the face of a Global Crisis

The current 2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus) outbreak is moving rapidly and the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the world has reached 2,083,048, with 510,187 recovered/discharged cases and 134,603 deaths as of 16-April-2020, and no specific drug has been discovered for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, a number of clinical practice results showed that traditional Chinese…

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KENOCH BAKTAFIGHT MIXTURE

Product name: KENOCH BAKTAFIGHT MIXTURE Kenoch Baktafight Mixture is a herbal preparation made from local plants in Ghana used traditionally for strengthening the body’s immunity against diseases. Plants used in the formulation of Baktafight contains reducing sugars, phenolic compounds and polyuronides as its phytochemical constituents. These constituents are responsible for its therapeutic actions. Dosage form:…

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MOMORDICA CHARANTIA/ BITTER MELON/BITTER GUARD/NYINYA

BITTER GUARD Bitter guard is botanically known as Momordica charantia L. of the family Cucurbitaceae. Other Synonyms includes Momordica thollonii Cogn. Common names are Balsam pear, African cucumber, Cundeamor, Bitter apple, Bitter melon, Carilla plant, Wild cucumber, Bitter cucumber (English); Poire de balsame, Concombre Africain, Margose, liane merveilles (French). Vernacular names Bitter guard is known…

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Bridelia -Opam fufuo

  Bridelia Bridelia is botanically known as Bridelia ferruginea Benth. of the family Euphorbiaceae. It has some synonyms as Bridelia cathartica, Bridelia grandis, Bridelia micrantha etc. the common name is bridelia. COUNTRY LANGUAGE/TRIBE VERNACULAR NAMES Ghana Twi Opam fufuo, Baree, Badee Ga Adamgbe Opam fufuo Hausa Kisni/Kizni Cote dIvoire Manding Maninka Saba / Sagba Senufo…

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PROSTATITIS

PROSTATITIS Prostatitis is a frequently painful condition that involves infection of the prostate or inflammation of the prostate and sometimes the areas around the prostate. Prostatitis can be an acute illness or a chronic condition, The NIH consensus definition and classification of prostatitis is: Acute bacterial prostatitis: Caused by a bacterial infection and it typically…

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