The Diabetes Association of Malawi (DAM) has become first Malawian health-related grouping to endorse herbal drug Teras which is claimed to cure both diabetes and cancer despite outlawing herbal drugs.
The drug made from spices, vegetables and fruits, is also believed to cure many diseases including kidney and heart failure, stroke, fertility problem, blood pressure as well as Aids.
DAM president Timothy Mtambalika told journalists in Blantyre during unveiling ceremony of the drug to diabetes patient that his association was forced to endorse Teras after successful trials.
He however, warned that the endorsement of Teras drug doesn’t mean patients should abandon prescriptions given by certified hospitals.
“First of all people should understand that medicines given out by our hospitals do not cure diabetes, it just controls the problem, but Teras has proven to offer our patients hope. Based on experience, the medication is doing well in dealing with diabetes,” said Mtambalika.
He then warned suppliers of other unproven herbal drugs to substantiate their claim, adding his association will be forced to take legal action if such suppliers continue to mislead people.
And founder of the drug, Shalice Amos said the medicine does not cure HIV but Aids.
“HIV is a virus and our drug does not cure that, but it cures Aids which is a group of health problems that make up a disease due to weak immune system. Our drug is made of spices, vegetables and fruits which
are obtained locally,” explained Amos.
Amos however bemoaned the reluctance by Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) and Malawi Poisons and Medicines Board to endorse the drug, which served her life two years ago when she was diagnosed with cancer
“We have met the MBS people who referred us to the medicines board which told us they can’t endorse the drug because we don’t add chemicals in it.”
She revealed that they have put 80 diabetes and cancer patients on free treatment while others are on waiting list, as one way of helping out those that can’t afford the drug.
The drug is sold at a price of K10,000 per one litre bottle. The drug is to be taken for four months- six bottles for major health problems and four bottles for minor problems.
Meanwhile, Amos has revealed plans to construct clinics across the country to carter for patients who can’t manage to access the drug due to distance.
“Since the drug also needs to be refrigerated, it has been a challenge for those in rural areas and those who don’t have a refrigerator. The clinics will help us to serve more people,” she added.
Teras drug is made of cabbage, garlic, ginger, onion and shutter stock. It is currently being sold in Blantyre and Lilongwe.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :