Here’s an article from CNN about Baba Chukuri, a “healer” in Nigeria that claims to have cures for nearly everything, including AIDS. Ridiculous, right? Well, there’s money in ridiculousness.
Snippet from the article:
[Dr Uford Inyang from Nigeria’s Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development] believes the global herbal market to be worth up to $5 billion. If any of the treatments are found to work, the local healers can receive up to 10 percent of the profits in royalties.
None of Chukuri’s treatments have yet been scientifically proven to work.
Read the full text here.
Unsurprisingly, this story reminded me of all of the crap products out there people buy every single day to treat their hair loss. Most times the only thing these products “cure” is the emptiness of the wallets of some shyster, and the buyer winds up with even less hair and hope afterward. It’s a shame people fall for this stuff.