Demand is reportedly growing for the Malawian discovery herbal concoction called Garani MW1 which is believed to be a cure for the deadly HIV pandemic.
Scores of HIV infected people, both Malawians and foreigners, have apparently found a sigh of relief in Garani MW1, discovered in 2007 by Gloria Jeremiah, then a Public Health student at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine, in Lilongwe.
After the discovery, Professor John Saka of University of Malawi’s Chancellor College (Chemistry Department) carried out primary analysis on the concoction with the consent of office of the President and Cabinet (PC) Nutrition and HIV and Aids.
The analysis, which was also done by the Malawi Pharmacy and Poisons Board, revealed that the concoction has some elements that need to be further examined due to its effect on the HIV virus
The powdered herbal medicine is currently on high demand in Malawi after several people gave testimonies on what the drug did to them.
“I can tell you that since we started selling the medicine, nobody has come out to claim any side effects or that it has failed. We have clients who took just one bottle and got cured. This is the medicine that offers hope to those who are infected,” explained Godfrey Msoliza, a manager at Blantyre’s Garani MW1 selling point.
The concoction is sold at K6, 000 per a bottle of six teaspoons and a person takes through porridge with no salt or sugar.
Each teaspoon of the concoction is taken per day for three days and then repeated after two weeks.
But Msoliza said some patients have reportedly been cured just after taking the first dosage while others wait for two or three months.
“People are allowed to go for HIV testing after ten months from the time they take Garani MW1. We advise our clients not to engage in any unprotected sex during and after taking the medicine. And even if they are found negative, we still advise them that that must not be a password for unprotected sex,” he said.
He said if the person is on Antiretroviral (ARV) or any medication, he or she is advised not to stop taking that medication even if tested negative.
“Because one can only be advised to stop taking the ARVs by qualified physicians when all the required testing are done and proved to be negative. But so far nobody has claimed to have developed side effects or to report about the concoction’s ineffectiveness, which is an assurance to us that the medicine works,” he added.
Msoliza has since urged government to urgently consider assessing the concoction, which could be an alternative to the ARVs.
The concoction is also said to cure other diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, stomach ulcers, sickle cells, some abdominal swellings, amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, among others.
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