COVID-19 Breakthrough: Cameroon Upbeat As Herbal Remedy Goes For Review

As the world searches for a breakthrough in the treatment of the novel coronavirus disease, Cameroon is trying to adopt a possible local option, which a Catholic priest in the country claimed to have found.

In this regard, the country’s Ministry of Public Health has dispatched a team of government pharmacists to Douala, the country’s economic capital, to meet with the Archbishop of Douala, His Grace, Samuel Kleda.

The team is to discuss how best government can assist in advancing the production of his COVID-19 herbal remedy which he calls “Essential Oils”.

The clergyman’s herbal remedy is the second in Africa coming after


The Cameroonian Minister of Public Health, Dr Manaouda Malachie, announced on Monday, April 27, that he had been in contact with Kleda and that he and the prelate had agreed that a team of pharmacists be sent to Douala to evaluate the process through which he obtained the herbal remedy.

Malachie also said that he was considering engaging with Madagascar authorities toward acquiring the COVID-Organics, a herbal product, developed in that country, for use in the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Cameroon.

Kleda announced last week that he had developed a product for treating the COVID-19 virus using natural plants.

He said that for over 30 years he had been researching on medicinal plants, with focus on the herbal treatment of ailments affecting the respiratory system, just like the coronavirus.

He said some staff of the Diocesan Health Services who tested positive for COVID-19 recovered after taking the herbal treatment he developed and which he offered free to patients.

“Given that I already knew the plants according to the symptoms of the coronavirus, I have simply put together these combinations, prepared them and given to persons with the symptoms and they were relieved,” Kleda told newpeople in Douala.

He said the patients were nurses of Douala Archdiocese who came in contact with people who tested positive for the coronavirus, adding that he found pleasure seeing that all those who took the mixture were well.

“All we want is that the persons shouldn’t die,” the archbishop declared.

He said that though relieved, the patients were presently being followed up by the Diocesan Health Services Coordinator who was a medical doctor.

The herbal treatment is currently available free of charge at the premises of Codas Caritas in St. Paul de Nylon in Douala and is reserved only for infected persons.

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  1. Essential oils has been Probed in science that act as a good antimicrobial
    So it is possible to use a antivirus and rise the immunological system
    Good luck and God help us

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