A Ndola based Herbalist, has appealed to government’s support in herbal medicine and research in the treatment of different ailments.
Mr. Howard Maila a teacher at Kabwata Primary school in Ndola rural disclosed this to ZANIS in an interview in Ndola yesterday that this is because traditional research should be promoted if the country was to excel internationally.
“I want to take this opportunity and appeal to the Republican President to help us (herbalists) carry out fragment efficacy tests in our discoveries, especially in my Anti HIV and AIDS formulation product.
“ There is need to have our own institution of higher learning especially a university where we can also do our own research freely.
“ This will allow us to discover more drugs which would even help in curing diseases which medical Doctors have failed,” he said.
Mr. Maila who is the founder of the Mailacin wonders, also urged Zambian researchers to take keen interest in new discoveries as a way of helping the country sort out the current economic hick ups.
He further said that Zambian researchers have developed what he termed as dependency syndrome ( a situation of relying on already discovered products).
“Our local researchers should take keen interest in herbs so that they discover more not just depending on other products discovered by other individuals.
“ I don’t know why we have developed this dependency syndrome on already finished products.
“Our country has now become a dumping site for different types of toxic drugs, this is because we don’t research further. The other thing is our local researchers are very expensive and by so doing, they are not contributing anything to our economy,” he said.
The Ndola scientist said his remedy can cure different types of diseases if given chance to prove himself adding that he since cured about 40 people who were suffering from both Cervical cancer and Kidney failure.