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OOU Produces Anti-COVID-19 Herb, Awaits NAFDAC Approval

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A group of researchers at the  Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, has produced COVID – 19 preventive, treatment and management herb  tagged,  OOU-Anjo  Anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup, The PUNCH reports.

The  Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunde, stated this on Tuesday in Ago-Iwoye.

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The vice-chancellor also unveiled   three other products;  automated dispenser hands sanitiser, personal hands sanitiser and face masks, which were produced by the researchers.

Olatunde said the herbal syrup had been submitted to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control for approval.

He said, “Our university is one of  the core universities  that engage in research into the  COVID-19 pandemic and in partnership with Anjo, one of our core effective partners in herbal medicine, we’ve been able to produce an anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup which we’ve processed to NAFDAC  for approval.

“So, I can assure you that it went through all the necessary protocols that you can have in trying to produce a herbal syrup. It’s a joint efforts of Anjo and the  Olabisi Onabanjo Department of Medicine Research of this university.”

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One of the researchers, acting Director, Research , Linkages and Advancement, OOU, Dr Ashidi Joseph, said the remedy was formulated based on results of post -mortem research conducted on those who died of COVID-19 infection as the team had no access to samples of COVID-19 patients for laboratory test with the syrup.

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