The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has announced that he has a “tested” cure for the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19). READ ALSO: Governor Makinde Joins List Of Infected Governors, Enters Isolation
The paramount ruler stated this on his verified Instagram handle on Monday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians for the first time on measures his administration is taking to check the spread of the virus.
Some drugs have been touted to cure the disease including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, but scientists and the World Health Organisation have warned that such drugs are still in the trial testing phase and should not be considered as a cure yet.
On Monday, the Ooni while saying that he had spiritually identified the possible cure of the disease, stated that a divine proclamation foretelling the coronavirus pandemic came out to the world on June 6, 2019, during the World Ifa Festival, Otura Meji.
“We foretold about the impending rage of this invisible pandemic war, but few heard us. Please note that Efod/ Urim and Thurim are in the holy Books. They are the same as our ancient readings that have not failed us till date.
“On this throne, I work very closely with all the nations of the world, most especially the nation of Cuba. Centuries go by, the nation of Cuba hold dearly the tenets of our ancestors and rely on the blessings of the mystery of nature, and as a result, they have the best medical care in the world.
“They are the ONLY country that have come out boldly to help the world. The Almighty is above religion and he is moving now, the world will now respect nature WHOLLY. Remember nature does not need you, we all need nature to survive,” he wrote.
The monarch, who has made unrelated controversial claims in the past, said that the herbal product he is recommending has been tested and used to cure chronic coronavirus infection.
“Truly, the world will NEVER remain the same again!!! To solve this ailment is through natural elements put together above all from nature. It has been tested!!! I have used it and also used it for some of the chronic Corona patients with testimonials,” he said.
He challenged researchers, both in Nigeria and the world, to make these natural herbs into clinical medicine and extract vaccines from them.
“I am ready to work with them and provide huge access to the herbs. It is real and it works.
“I have a lot gathered together for the use of mankind. I’m also currently working with Yem Kem International (an alternative medicine expert) pharmaceutical company for the packaging and distribution of these globally,” he said.
He listed the herbs as follows:
1Yoruba (ewe akoko)
English ( boundary tree)
Botanical name ( Newbouldia laevis)
English ( nim tree or Indian lilac)
Botanical (Azadirachta indica)
3. Yoruba (Alubosa)
Botanical ( Allium cepa)
English ( Forest anchomanes) (Blume)
Botanical (Anchomanes difformis)
5. Yoruba ( Aridan)
Englush (Aridan fruit)
Botanical ( Tetrapleura tetraptera)
6. Yoruba (Eeru or Erinje)
English (African pepper, Guinia pepper)
Botanical (Xylopia aethiopica)
English (Bitter leaf)
Botanical (Vernonia amygdalina)
8.Yoruba (Iyin ojo)
The monarch did not, however, give the dosage or quantity of each herb to be used.
Ooni’s words are coming after the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, approved the clinical use of Chloroquine in the fight against COVID-19.