• Explains Efforts Being Made
Dr Quincy Ayodele is a top herbal medical practitioner. She has been doing this for over 25 years. She was born into herbs. She grew up with herbs and she is one of the great advocates of going back to medicinal plants.
Lately, she and other herbal practitioners met with the Health Minister and promised him that they will come up with a home-grown solution to COVID-19. She was our Guest on City People Instagram Live Chat where she revealed she and her fellow herbal practitioners are coming up with a solution soon.
What have you been up to in the last 3 months of Lockdown?
I have been home. I have been doing a lot of things. I have not been able to do for the past years. Of course, I have been trying to look for a remedy for the Pandemic, the herbal way. There has been a lot of researches. The Minister of Health called some of the traditional doctors to a meeting and saddled us with the responsibility of looking inwards. We have been trying hard and doing a lot of researches.
Are you saying we are likely to find our own homegrown solution to COVID-19?
Of course yes. We have a lot of the medicinal drugs in Nigeria and we have a lot of traditional doctors who are highly knowledgeable about the practice. Some of us have been holding meetings to compare notes and herbs. We have been testing. We have been administering herbs and I am happy to let you know that we are getting somewhere and we would get there and then the pandemic will be a thing of the past and Nigeria will come out of it strong.
And the whole world will look up to us. We don’t want to be in a hurry. That is why we are just not rushing to say anything. Once we have been able to get to the end of the whole thing and we agree among ourselves and the government, we would let Nigerians know. We would let the world know. The remedy for COVID-19 will definitely come from here in Nigeria.
But Nigerians are getting impatient. They are like, why can’t you make it fast?
That is why I said we don’t want to rush. The remedy for Covid-19 is not a big deal to us, a lot of practitioners in Nigeria. It is as good as treating cough, pneumonia, catarrh, and stuffs like that, but because its a viral infection, we really have to be sure that we have that medicinal plant that can attack the symptoms of viral infections quickly and we can do it effectively. Before now we were not really involved. They only told us last month. They called us to a meeting and we have started work already.