Yoni pearls banned by Poisons Board

The items are sometimes known as herbal tampons, cleansing pearls or vaginal pearls

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Yoni pearls, a type of vaginal detox product, have been outlawed by the medicines regulation.

In a statement released on Monday, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board stated that the items, sometimes known as herbal tampons, cleansing pearls, or vaginal pearls, are not authorised for use in the nation.

“The PPB notifies the public that Yoni pearls is neither registered nor authorised for use in Kenya as required under the pharmacy and poisons Act Cap 244,” PPB CEO Fred Siyoi said.

“Therefore their usage poses potential health risks as the PPB cannot guarantee their quality safety and efficacy," Siyoi said.

"In light of this, PPB strongly advices against the distribution, supply, sale or use of the aforementioned product and any other unregistered products with similar claims."

PPB has also urged members of the public and medical professionals to report any dubious medical devices or technology to the board using the website or the USSD code *271#.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Act, Chapter 244 of the Laws of Kenya, created the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, which is the organisation responsible for drug regulation.

The Board controls the production and distribution of pharmaceuticals and poisons as well as pharmacy practise.

It strives to put in place the necessary regulatory controls to ensure the greatest levels of safety, effectiveness, and quality for all medicines, chemicals, and medical devices.

To ensure the protection of the consumer as envisioned by the rules regulating medications in force in Kenya, they include those locally manufactured, imported, exported, distributed, sold, or utilised.