Wednesday, 13 April 2016

African Plants Remain Most Suitable Antidote to Chronic Diseases--Ilonzo

...As UNN Final Year Students Pay ExcursionVisit to CPHA

HOD of the department and his students while coming into the CPHA

The Excurtionists while coming down from their vehicles

The excurtionists while walking into the CHPA in a grand style

The seated UNN students

Ilonzo while coming into the hall to lecture the expectant students

First daughter of Chief Dr. Mrs. Ilonzo, Her Excellency, Princess Nwanneka Peace Campo

R-L; Prophet Dr. Ramas Okoye Asuzu; Joe Nwegwu, Ilonzo, and others

Chief Dr. Ilonzo while educating the excurtionists

Ilonzo and the students while walking to her herbal studies home

Ilonzo in a group picture with the UNN Students

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The Founder, Centre for Psychic and Healing Administration (CPHA), Chief Dr. Mrs Flora Ilonzo has reemphasised that there are so many plants most suitable and efficience for treatment of diseases such as kidney, liver, prostrate and cervical cancer, among other chronic fatigues.
Ilonzo, who stated this while the final year students of the Department of Pharmacognosy and Environmental Medicines, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of University of Nigeria Nsukka visited her centre recently, reassured that each plant has a signature signifying the various ailments they could remedy.

Ilonzo and her daughter-Campo dancing for the success of the event

According to her, plants like Odaopue (nicknamed Africans never die), could be used to raise the dead people as she has constantly done in the past, revive the sufferers of convulsion, as well as to rebrand the sick brains.

She further unveiled the various functions of plants, mode of preparations and applications to unleashing their healing potentials, even as she claimed that her wise counsel to the country during the time of Ebola and Lassar fever epidemics, contributed immensely towards averting their spreads.

Princess Campo, Ramas Asuzu, and Oby of purity FM

Positing that kolanut gives instant strength, coconut and its oil is the highest and most nutritious antidote, Ilonzo advised people to rather chew raw onions than garlic as it cures many kinds of diseases in this part of the world.

As usual, she led the students and their tutors round the CPHA nature’s garden, Mental Home, Skill Acquisition and Herbal Studies, whereon she bequeathed them with both theory and practical aspect of their course of study, and the needs to join force in spreading the goodnews she inherited from her forefathers for the common good of this generation and generations yet to come.

Recalling the aged long relationship between CPHA and the Department of Pharmacognosy and Environmental Medicines, Chief Dr. Mrs. Ilonzo’s first daughter, Her Excellency Princess Mrs. Nwanneka Peace Campo (Ambassador of Peace), and representative of African Women in Diaspora averred that CPHA which was founded in a two bedroom apartment in 1982 to provide health care services through phytomedicine, has steadily and consistently grown to inhabit two centres in Enugu and Awka with a record of over 7 million perfectly treated patients.

“Each of these centers is developed to handle both in and out patients. They also have consulting rooms, herbal pharmacies, restrooms, records departments and small laboratories, production units, herbarium, and a well-documented botanic garden that boasts of more than three hundred species of herbs and plants, and a herbal studies”, Campo disclosed.

Moreso, Campo noted that the founder, management and staff of CPHA have undergone several international workshops and seminars on herbal medicine for more research into natural resources as vital sources of phytomedicine, and for preparation and preservation of herbs to ensuring their longer shelf life.

She added that CPHA collaboration with some pharmaceutical sciences of Nigerian universities in the analysis of their herbal preparations for safe and effective treatment of ailments has endeared it to several international and academic institutions such as Drug Information Association (DIA), United National Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), etc., and further evolved Herbal farming, Community participation, Development of Botanical Garden, and Public Education strategies for more effective service delivery.

On his part, lover of nature and African tradition, Dr. Ramas Okoye-Asuzu, enjoined the stakeholders in the field of education to include herbal medicine into their teaching and learning curriculum as they were ever ready to inculcating the basic knowledge into the students.

Speaking in an interview, the team leaders of the excursionists, Professor Christopher Ezeugwu, who is the Head of the Department, and Co-ordinator of the Field Trip, Dr. Mrs. Uche Odoh, described the annual field trip as requisite for the award of Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy with a view to exposing them to the medicinal plants they have being taught.

Sharing their experiences, two of the excursionists (students), Miss Obiejesi Chidinma, and Mr. Akam Tobechukwu vowed to present term papers and lecture on phytomedicine, and African herbs in the nearest future.



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