Agbo Jedi Jedi is a herbal concoction used to treat a disease commonly known as Jedi Jedi.
Jedi Jedi is called ‘the running’ in Ghanaian parlance and some refer to it as pile it also has different connotations in other African countries.
The symptoms of Jedi Jedi are haemorrhoids which are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum, diarrhoea, and anal fissures, a tear in the anus when hard faeces pass through it.
Agbo Jedi Jedi is gotten from scented leaves, grapefruit, juice extracts, bitter leaf, sorghum leaves, naphthalene tablets, and garlic.
World Health Organization and even the Nigerian government encourage herbal mixtures to treat Jedi Jedi and other diseases.
Unfortunately, some studies have associated acute renal failure (kidney failure) and liver failure with the use of Agbo Jedi Jedi and traditional medicine.
Sometimes Agbo Jedi Jedi is adulterated with heavy toxic metals, orthodox or pharmaceutical drugs and contaminated with microbes.
Another issue is the lack of appropriate doses and dosages, so a person does not know when they have taken an overdose.
It has proven to be harmful for pregnant women and they must at all cost avoid it.
One must be careful with its use, despite how older family members seem to encourage it.