Bitter Kola Is Not A Cure For Ebola Virus - Health Minister Warns Nigerians

Published On: August 7, 2014, 10:20 am (6 years ago)
Author: Giwa bayo
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The Minister for Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said there is no scientific evidence of Garcinia kola, popularly known as bitter kola curing or preventing Ebola virus disease.
The research work that people are laying claims, to according to the minister is inconclusive.
It would be recalled that in 1999, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Professor of Pharmacognosy, Maurice Iwu, alongside some American researchers conducted a research that showed that extract from bitter cola tend to neutralize the effects of virus. But the outcome of that research work has not been scientifically confirmed to be true or not.
He said, “Information that is being circulated especially through the social media and the rest of the internet tend to suggest that because right now, there is no known vaccine for Ebola Virus Disease and there is no known specific drug as effective against EVD. If we don’t streamline a lot of these information, the unwary will become so vulnerable. People have said that they know that a fruit is sufficient to cure EVD.
As I speak to you now, there is no proof yet of any such fruit. I repeat, there is no proof yet of any fruit.

One that has been mentioned is that just keep chewing bitter kola and you will be alright. As the Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria I say that right now, there is no scientific yet to suggest that if you just eat bitter kola you will get to prevent the disease or where you have it, it will help to cure it.

However, we are aware that in 1999, Prof. Maurice Iwu worked along with an administration in United States of America and conducted research which at the level of the laboratory is what we call in-vitro research which means it is still in the test tube as it were and it is not in any living body which we call in-vivo.

This shows that some extract they had obtained from the bitter kola which is common in West Africa and in Nigeria and which we use for so many purposes in Nigeria including social reasons tend to have some activities against the virus. But that research was not concluded and therefore as at today, there is no evidence to link that as a cure or preventive measure against Ebola Virus Disease.”


-- odprince (m) at 7-08-2014 11:09 AM
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NOTED....ONLY GOD CAN SAVE US IN THIS MOTHERphyukER SITUATION
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-- Lekankolade (m) at 7-08-2014 11:10 AM
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Una don hear ? , d fear of ebola is d beginning of wisdom
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-- dickman2 (m) at 7-08-2014 12:36 PM
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ok ..price of bitter kola go drop now..two days ago ..the price high..
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-- dareper (m) at 7-08-2014 12:46 PM
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When I don start to dey chop bitter cola in advance.
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-- zeigbo (m) at 7-08-2014 01:08 PM
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is Maurice iwu a native doctor? Huh?

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-- osarobo62 (m) at 7-08-2014 01:58 PM
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Quote from: zeigbo on  7-08-2014 01:08 PM
is Maurice iwu a native doctor? Huh?
you no know before Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy.
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-- osarobo62 (m) at 7-08-2014 02:00 PM
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Quote from: dareper on  7-08-2014 12:46 PM
When I don start to dey chop bitter cola in advance.
abeg make i come take some from the bag you hide under your bed Grin Grin
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-- xjiggy (m) at 7-08-2014 02:05 PM
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ABOKI DEM DON INCREASE THE PRICE OF BITTER COLA SINCE THE NEWS SAY IM DEY CURE EBOLA. NOW MINISTER WAN SPOIL MARKET FOR THEM.
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-- angesco (f) at 7-08-2014 03:37 PM
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There is NO scientific evidence?
Were tests carried out? Thats how we cast aside the other doctors test tube work!  We are quick to put down homegrown discoveries and ACCEPT foriegn based "innovations." What do we have now EBOLA spreading fast through ths country.

We threw INSULTS at Ghana for protecting their people and economy. Now countries are lining up to ban air travel fromNigeria.

I understand Nigerian PILGRIMS have been banned from this years haji along with Liberians and Sieere Leoneons. And all because we WERE NOT FULLY PREPARED to receive the passenger from the plane in Lagos with sudpected Ebola. We have lost a doctor because of this.

And where are our leaders - galavanting in the USA.

We are yet to solve the Chibok incident and now Ebola is on the MENU!
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-- beneno (m) at 7-08-2014 04:31 PM
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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-- beejaybabs (m) at 7-08-2014 04:32 PM
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Yes

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-- Larry28 (f) at 7-08-2014 07:10 PM
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Ok
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-- zeigbo (m) at 7-08-2014 08:24 PM
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Quote from: osarobo62 on  7-08-2014 01:58 PM
you no know before Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy.
abeg nak me tori

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-- Ololababs (f) at 7-08-2014 10:02 PM
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Quote from: angesco on  7-08-2014 03:37 PM
There is NO scientific evidence?
Were tests carried out? Thats how we cast aside the other doctors test tube work!  We are quick to put down homegrown discoveries and ACCEPT foriegn based "innovations." What do we have now EBOLA spreading fast through ths country.

We threw INSULTS at Ghana for protecting their people and economy. Now countries are lining up to ban air travel fromNigeria.

I understand Nigerian PILGRIMS have been banned from this years haji along with Liberians and Sieere Leoneons. And all because we WERE NOT FULLY PREPARED to receive the passenger from the plane in Lagos with sudpected Ebola. We have lost a doctor because of this.

And where are our leaders - galavanting in the USA.

We are yet to solve the Chibok incident and now Ebola is on the MENU!

Talking of which, I hear say Na white people come pour d virus for Africa for some reasons. And they even advised d Liberian doctor to visit Nigeria with good pay. We don't know how far this is true o. But d truth of matter is if it's true that white people poured d virus in Africa, why can't they pour it in Zambiza forest and block BH so they won't have d opt to come into d city.
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-- mensch (m) at 8-08-2014 01:05 AM
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those who have it already, should keep eating it since they have no other choice, and the test proved a little active as i understood from the right up.
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-- ascharlie (m) at 8-08-2014 05:52 AM
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We'll survive.
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-- Nicksam (m) at 8-08-2014 11:06 AM
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ONLY GOD KNOWS
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-- CammyWhite (f) at 8-08-2014 11:31 AM
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Q: What do they call people who rely on cola nuts to cure Ebola?

A: Dead.

Nicksam says god only knows... and of course every conspiracist looney knows as well.
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-- omapretty (f) at 8-08-2014 12:20 PM
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I've always known
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