Minister Blade Nzimande: Statement on measures implemented by the National System of Innovation and Higher Education in response to Coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic
ON AFRICAN NATURAL MEDICINES RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
We are in the process of implementing multiple interventions including the use of African Medicines as immune-modulators and anti-coronavirus therapeutics.
The programme, has been working with the African Medicines Covid-19 Research Team in researching several South African herbs and formulations; with documented evidence for treatment of respiratory infections, signs and symptoms.
One of the herbs our team is working on is Artemisia afra. (Umhlonyana in Nguni languages).