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NAFDAC okays herbal medicine for treatment of diabetes

*Nigeria’s National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control has approved GLUCOZIL, a herbal drug produced by the Edo Government-owned Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma for the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus in the country

*University Management is proud of Dr. Jonathan Email -VC

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC), has certified the use of GLUCOZIL for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in Nigeria.

ConsumerConnect reports that GLUCOZIL, a herbal drug, is produced by Edo Government-owned Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma.

Otunba Mike Aladenika, Head of Corporate Communication, Office of the Vice Chancellor of AAU, announced the NAFDAC’s approval of the drug for public use in a statement made available Thursday, August 24, 2023, Benin City, Edo State capital.

The statement said of the University’s health research feat: “Its bid to reclaim its enviable position among the comity of institutions, grounded in research and higher learning, has received the approval of NAFDAC, as well as the rights of production and patents of GLUCOZIL.”

Dr. Jonathan Emeka Emordi, Head of Department of Pharmacology, and Sub-Dean, Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine in the University, and producer of the drug, said: “GLUCOZIL is a natural product that is prepared for the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.”

Emordi also explained that “GLUCOZIL as a natural product, manufactured to cause a regeneration of the better cells that have been destroyed.

“If the product is used for a very long period, it will not only manage diabetes but cure it completely,” Emordi said.

According to the researcher, GLUCOZIL, which can be used for the management, treatment and cure of diabetes, has bonus clinical indications for the treatment of BPH, commonly known as enlarged prostate.

He said: “In my analysis of the product, it was discovered that it has the capacity to shrink the prostate so that surgical operations can be avoided.

“The product is scientifically tested, right dose confirmed, safety proven in both humans and animals.”

Emordi stated: “It is also capable of flushing the human system. Simply put, it is a detoxifier.

“It has strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities which make it an immune booster.”


Prof. Sonnie Adagbonyin, Acting Vice-Chancellor of AAU, while applauding Emordi for the feat, said the Management was happy with the attainment at the College of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology of the University.

Prof. Adagbonyin stated: “We are proud of the ranking of our scholars who are determined to excel, do us proud despite the various human and environmental challenges.

“Management is proud of Dr. Emordi and I enjoin other scholars to see his achievement as motivation for them to break new grounds, open new frontiers of knowledge and innovation for the further progress of this university.”

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