PRETORIA – The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria says the process to test the safety and efficacy of a herbal product from M5-MediGroup will go ahead.
A group of traditional health practitioners approached the university to conduct the testing.
It’s hoping to offer the product to help treat COVID-19.
“The work that we’ll do entails the characterisation of the herbal product in terms of composition, and evaluation for anti-COVID-19 activity,” SMU acting-HoD Biochemistry Stanley Gololo said.
“This herbal product is not a vaccine. It falls under the alternative medicine category. If we find efficacy it can serve as a treatment.”
No deadline has been set for when the tests will be concluded.
SMU professor Joshua Olowoyo said: “The…