The Director of Research, Ghana National Association of Traditional Healers (GHATH), Nana Dr. Appiah Kubi has admonished herbal practitioners to adhere to best practices to increase patronage of herbal products.
Aside increasing patronage of herbal medicines, he added it would increase the growth of the local economy.
He made the statement at the inauguration of Mawada Herbal Center at Abuakwa-Asenemaso in Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal, on October 24, 2021.
According to the Research Director who is also the Ashanti Regional Chairman of GHATH, certain practices by traditional healers were not only primitive but unacceptable.
He mentioned spitting among other acts on herbs to prepare medicine for patients as unacceptable.
He mentioned that modernization and technology had rendered some practices unacceptable, adding that, the GHATH and affiliate regulatory bodies would not countenance with any substandard practices.
Nana Dr Appiah Kubi said when best practices were adopted by herbalists, it would erase bad perception about the industry and boost local consumption of drugs.
In his address at the inaugural ceremony, he described as unacceptable the rate of prescription of herbs for cure of illness on radio, television and other means of communication.
He advocated for professional treatments which includes taking of records, diagnosis, laboratory study and analysis among others before prescribing drugs for patients.
The renowned herbalist expressed his delight for the CEO of Mawada Herbal Center, Dr Seidu Kumi for sticking to advice from authorities in establishing a befitting herbal center.
He advised him not to feel reluctant to consult colleague practitioners for more knowledge to become one of the best herbal practitioners in Ghana.
Thomas Awuah Asem, Abuakwa-Asenemaso