Scientists say miraa source of crucial human medicines

Source: The Standard

By Gatonye Gathura
Mon, April 3rd 2017
Local scientists have reported huge potential for the development of new human medicines from miraa (khat) and pyrethrum. At the annual scientific conference in February, where Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) scientists absolved miraa from causing any health problems, they also reported the crop’s potential for producing human medicine. Dr Festus Tolo, head of Kemri’s Natural Products Research and Drug Development Programme (NAPREDA), had introduced their research progress with the two crops so far.
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