Researchers at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, said they have produced COVID-19 preventive, treatment and management herbal remedy.
OOU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunde, who announced this in Ago-Iwoye, disclosed that the remedy would be named: OOU-Anjo Anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup.
Olatunde also unveiled three other products produced by the OOU researchers, including automated dispenser hand sanitiser, personal hands sanitiser and face masks.
The vice chancellor also disclosed that the herbal syrup had been submitted to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control for approval.
The OOU vice chancellor 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 herbal syrup. It’s a joint efforts of Anjo and the Olabisi Onabanjo Department of Medicine Research of this university.”
One of the researchers, who is also the University’s acting Director, Research, Linkages and Advancement, 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.