Herbalist cautions against self-medication

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Herbal mixture and ginger roots
Herbal mixture and ginger roots

By Aisha Ahmed

A herbalist, Malam Aminu Muhammad, has cautioned the public on the use of herbs without prescription and guidance by expert (Herbalist) with knowledge about them.

Muhammad gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano.

He said that although herbs had healing properties in them, some of them could be poisonous and posed threats to health.

He explained that herbs were just like modern medicine with each being a medication for a particular ailment.

“There are people who prescribe or use herbs carelessly and then face challenges with their health while some even lose their lives.

“These herbs are more complicated than modern medicines because they are raw and some hardly blend with other herbs,’’ he said.

Muhammad therefore advised users to seek proper medication from experts in order not to expose themselves to the dangers of wrong and self-medication.


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