Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Ewu, Edo State, Nigeria, has reported that NAFDAC has approved their Herbal remedy SAFE FOR PUBLIC USE.

In an internal memo that went viral on social media, it was said that, “after a series of screening, spanning eight weeks, NAFDAC has today approved our PAXHERBAL Covid-19 herbal drug, PAXHERBAL CUGZIN, for public use. It is the first to be so approved and presently the only one. The drug is specifically for treating the symptoms associated with the coronavirus.”

Fada Kay got in touch with one of the Benedictine Monks, who verified the story as authentic.

Writing on their official Facebook Page, under the caption OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PAXHERBAL, Fr Adodo said, “We at Pax herbals are happy to confirm that our CVD PLUS, which has been renamed CUGZIN, has been issued a NAFDAC number, as ‘an immune booster and anti-infective’. We are aware that there is a lot of anxiety in the land and people are hungry for any reliable immune booster as prevention. PAXHERBAL CUGZIN will help to boost body immunity, as there is yet no officially approved drug for the cure of COVID-19. We ask our followers to look out on our Facebook page for official statements and be weary of different claims or stories or images on social media about our products.”

Pax Herbal Cugzin

The herbal remedy had earlier been produced under the brand name of “CVD PLUS” before it was rebranded to “PAX HERBAL CUGZIN”. The novel drug is in capsules form, and is packaged in a container of eighty 290mg capsules, each containing Garcinia Kola, Curcuma Longa, and Zingiber officinale.

Pax Herbal went further to state that the Herbal Cugzin can serve as an immunity booster, as well as an anti infective. PAXHERBAL further noted that it was not to be used by pregnant women and children under 11 years old.

Recall that on April 29 2020, the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, released a Press Statement on it’s official Facebook Page. The statement was “ABOUT CURE FOR COVID-19”, though the claim was really about the “TREATMENT” of COVID-19.

In that release, which we ran under the caption “Catholic Monks Discover ‘CVD PLUS’ for the Treatment of COVID-19“, we noted, among other things, that “Fr. Anslem Adodo, Director at Pax Herbals had earlier recommended some of its already NAFDAC-approved drugs for the management of symptoms associated with COVID-19.

In an interview granted to Catholic Herald; official newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Rev. Fr. Dr. Anselm Adodo, whose doctoral degrees are in Management of Technology and Innovation, and Medical Sociology said, “we have herbal medicines for many of the diseases that plague our people. For more than 25 years, we have been producing herbal medicines for Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Malaria, prostrate problem, male and female infertility and others. For those 25 years, we have strived to maintain the same high standard and consistency. The only thing we are poor at is making noise about what we do. Those who use the products make the noise for us” (cf.

Now that the Pax Herbal Cugzin has gained approval as SAFE FOR USE, it is important to warn the general public not to self-medicate. There are Pax herbal distributors trained to answer all questions regarding usage of the Novel drug. Hence, PAXHERBALS will not be held liable for abuse of this drug, should people decide to overdose on it, or use without proper recourse to professional guidance.

All Pax Herbal products are available online HERE.


NAFDAC has issued an official DISCLAIMER. The purpose of this disclaimer is for the general public to note that NAFDAC approval means that the Herbal Remedy has been considered SAFE FOR USE. NAFDAC approval does not automatically mean that the claims of the said drug are automatically verified.

The public is advised to NOTE this difference, as NAFDAC is only a regulatory body. It’s function is not to APPROVE or DISAPPROVE claims.