#BounceExclusive: You May Have Been Drinking Impotent Herbs!
Iya Kazim has been in the business of herb selling herbs for over 20 years and made a name for herself in the trade.
She is known to provide potent herbs for various ailment from pile to malaria, typhoid fever, diarrhea, constipation, fibroid, and most especially different forms of sexual dysfunction in men.
By now you must be familiar with names like shepe, opa-eyin, ale, jedi, afato, gegemu. These are herbs soaked in alcoholic and known to boost sexual power in men.
Such alternative medicine has grown popular in Nigeria and many believers will tell you the real masters do not advertise on radio or TV; customers’ testimonies keep them in business.
Iya Kazim fits that profile.
Tucked in the densely populated Isheri Olofin community on the outskirts of Lagos is her herb joint. From here she also supplies retailers who sell ready-to-drink herbs in cups and nylon to willing customers across the city.But the once bubbly shop has become a shadow of itself.Usually a beehive of activities, Iya Kazim’s stall now has empty tables and chairs and one could tell that it has been a while it played host to dignitaries.Iya Kazim is alive and she has not relocated either, but things are no more the way it used to be. Even the herb seller has been on the wrong side of the economic recession.However, it is not that people are no more buying herbs but here is a woman being frustrated out of the trade she is passionate about.You could feel the anger in her voice as she spoke about how hard it has become to gather herbs with which she makes her concoctions.