Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey-Obu, a renowned researcher, science writer and a professor of Holistic Medicine has revealed that hibiscus tea could be a veritable treatment for Covid-19, due to its scientifically proven anti-viral properties.
Dr. Nyarkotey has been researching hibiscus for several years now and had developed a specialised herbal tea from his findings. The Nyarkotey range of hibiscus teas have been specifically tailor-made for both men and women to treat cardiovascular and other conditions.
According to the research-oriented holistic medical practitioner, the hibiscus in the form of tea has been extensively researched and has been proven as an important flu management herb.
According to Dr. Nyarkotey it is time for Ghanaian authorities to verify the claim about hibiscus tea and incorporate it into the country’s Covid-19 combat regimen.
He has written an open letter to President Akufo Addo to urgently consider hibiscus as a national resource against Covid-19 and resource research facilities in Ghana to investigate its properties.
“We are told that, most of the people dying in Ghana had underlying health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension etc. and this where Hibiscus Tea is the real deal,” Dr. Nyarkotey said confirming countless research done on hibiscus tea and its effect on conditions such as cardiovascular health.
Hibiscus is known for its immune-boosting properties. It is also known to support fever; has antiviral agent and for upper respiratory infections. It is rich in Vitamin C and other medicinal values that could rival Artemisia annua used in the Madagascar wonder drug against Covid-19.
Madagascar was recently catapulted onto the global medical scene amidst the Covid-19 pandemic when its President, Rajoelina stunned the world by openly endorsing the Artemesia-based herbal remedy from Madagascar. The treatment was manufactured locally by the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research (MIAR).
According to Dr. Nyarkotey, hibiscus tea could also put Ghana on the global map like Madagascar if Ghanaian authorities turn their attention to its efficacy. “This should have been Ghana leading the herbal medicine revolution and putting us on the global map in this pressing times and not Madagascar or any other Africa country, why? We have the hibiscus Tea with extensive scientific backing for flu management and several beneficial properties,” Dr. Nyarkotey told Whatsup News.