By Okee Sydney-Obiukwu & Eric Oparaoha
Alternative or complementary medicines have gathered significant importance over the years, as sure remedy to various ailments. One of the most important benefits of alternative medicine is the minimal side effects when compared with orthodox medicines.
The healthcare system all over the world, both in developed and developing countries are waking up to the growing popularity of alternative or natural medicine which offers more holistic remedy to every sickness from common cold to life threatening conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
In Nigeria, the story is not different, as herbal medicine here comes in various forms; particularly herbal drinks both locally formulated and imported ones, are daily witnessing increasing demands in our healthcare delivery system. One of such new entrants in the market is an amazing natural health drink, popularly known as “Bigga Scent” formulated by Chief Ebenezer Osuagwu and produced and marketed by Steb Green Resources limited of No. 6 AFOLOA oJIkutu Street, off Ago Palace Way , Okota. Isolo. Lagos.
On Tuesday, 11th October, 2016, we engaged the formulator of Bigga Scent, Chief Osuagwu, the managing Director of Stab Green Resources Limited, the company which markets Bigga Scent nation-wide, and is already making a foray into many West African Countries.
According to this perceivably proud inventor, “ Bigga scent is a natural herbal drink which is making great waves in the market. It derives its name from scent leaf, which botanical name is ocimum gratissmum. This is a vegetable leaf that is cultivated in Nigeria by different tribes and known by Igbos as Nchanwu, Efinrin by Yorubas and Daidoya by the Hausas.
“ It is a wonderful plant with its peculiar aroma, and used for nutritional and medicinal benefits for Bigga Scent, but the scent leaf is only one of the six active ingredients used in its formulation. Other active ingredients contained in Bigga Scent include: Utazi, Uziza, and two others I won’t mention here, so as not to give away the entire formula which is already in the custody of NAFDAC.”
Osuagwu also stated that Bigga Scent formula, was actually an inspiration he received in a dream, which is why he has maintained the highest heiginical condition in producing the healthy rink, which is already recording huge sales across the country. And that he has also ensured that the price is affordable for all.