The Ugandan National Drug Authority (NDA) has approved a new herbal medicine ‘Kazire Vidicine’ as a supportive remedy Covid-19 treatment and management.
Kazire Vidicine is said to treat some of the stand out symptoms associated with COVID-19 like cough, sore throat and flu.
NDA explains that Kazire Vidicine was fully developed from herbal plants that have been traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of several diseases and mainly respiratory infections.
However, NDA advised the manufacturer to conduct clinical trials which are the highest level of evidence to ascertain any claims of treatment.
Dr Edward Kazire, a Pharmacognosy and Natural Medicine Scientist says that Kazire Vidicine is not a cure to COVID-19 but a complementary treatment for the management of COVID-19 symptoms.
He says it works better with the home-based care treatment provided by the Ministry of Health.
Kazire Vidicine becomes the second herbal medicine to be approved by NDA to manage COVID-19. In June this year, Covidex became the first herbal medicine to be approved.