The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has cracked down on another "traditional" remedy, this time one that casts out evil spirits.
The ruling against the product Thoba o Thobe follows last week's advertising ban on supposed Aids cure ubhejane, despite backing from Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.
The ASA said Thoba o Thobe was advertised as "cleansing water" that could be used for "bad luck", "cast evil spirits away" and "swollen legs".
When challenged, marketers Kusho had submitted that it was a "traditional solution" developed by a Professor Barnard and a sangoma. It also said the ingredients were "guarded under oath" by its developers.
The ASA said that under its advertising code, advertisers had to have independent, credible substantiation before making any claims.
It ordered Kusho to withdraw the claims. - Sapa