Mrs Opeoluwa Olufeko, the Managing Director of Pino Degrees Nigeria Ltd, a herbal medicine outfit based in the UK, has cautioned the public against eating of apples at nights.
Olufeko told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos that it could cause heartburns.
She also said that it was wrong to eat apples at any time of the day.
“Most people do not know that the best time to eat apples is early in the mornings and in the afternoons because at night, it can cause heartburns.
“Eating of apples is really not good at nights because you wake up in the morning feeling very lazy; and probably feeling like you did not really have any sleep throughout the night.
“What I am saying in essence is that nature has a way of dealing with our body and we should know what to eat and at what time,” she said.
Olufeko, who is advocating for a stronger regulation of traditional medicine practice in Nigeria, said there were a lot of remedies in herbs and fruits we eat but depending on when we take and eat them.
According to the expert, Nigerians should appreciate what nature has given to them in terms of herbs and fruits.
Olufeko said, “There is what is called neem powder. It is got from the dogoyaro tree and it can be used to treat any kinds of ailments.
“Get the `dogoyaro’ leaf, dry it and grind it into a powdery substance and add coconut oil to it, then apply it on your body or any skin irritation for some days and you will see the results.
“We do not have a stable body that covers us, because of this, there is a lot of constraint on us, and people do not really regard herbs because they feel it is herbal medicine.
“Notwithstanding, we are pushing ahead and Nigeria is getting there hoping that the present administration will look into this aspect,” she said.