- Coronavirus has increased demand for Dogoyaro and Tagiri in Lagos state
- This was made known on Thursday, March 26, by the chairman of HSAN in Alade market, Alhaja Modinat Fasuyi-Onike
- Fasuyi-Onike, however, condemned the use of the herbs as a cure for COVID-19 yet without adequate scientific or medical research proof
Following the increase cases of coronavirus in Lagos state, the Herbs Sellers Association of Nigeria (HSAN) in the state has said that the rush for Laganaria Breviflorus, locally known as "Tagairi”, and Neem or Azadirachta Indica, locally known as “Dogoyaro” leaves, has increased significantly.
Legit.ng reports that the chairman of HSAN in Alade market, Shomolu and financial secretary, Elewe Omo herbs sellers association of Nigeria, Alhaja Modinat Fasuyi-Onike, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Lagos on Thursday, March 26.
Fasuyi-Onike said: “We gathered from the people that someone posted on the social media the effectiveness of ‘Tagiri’, as it is believed that when thrown on the floor prevents the spread of any virus-like measles and chickenpox.
“Also, the Dogoyaro plant is used in the cure for malaria. So, the demand is higher now as we have seen in our markets. I think the demand for Dogoyaro is on the increase because to us, it is an alternative to the Chloroquine tablets, and since it is said that the symptoms of COVID-19 include high fever similar to those of malaria, people are rushing Dogoyaro.”
She told NAN that the association, however, condemned the use of the herbs as a cure for COVID-19 yet without adequate scientific or medical research proof.
She urged citizens to wait till authoritative confirmation is made on the cure for COVID-19 by relevant authorities before linking the leaves as a cure to the disease.
However, she affirmed that there were no side effects to using Dogoyaro plant and Tagiri, especially in the treatment of malaria.
Fasuyi-Onike advised Nigerians to pay attention to government advice by adopting good hygiene in curbing the spread of COVID-19. (NAN)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the report that indicated that the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Muhammed, was tested positive of coronavirus, two persons have also tested positive for COVID-19) in the state.
In another report, in a move to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus that has forced many Nigerian states into partial lockdown, the presidency began intensive fumigation of the State House starting with the office of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was reported that this was coming after the president's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to the deadly virus.
The fumigation experts arrived at the Villa about 9.30 am on Thursday, March 26, to commence the exercise, which would cover the entire Presidential Villa including, floors, corridors, and major pathways.
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