COVID-19: OOU awaits NAFDAC approval for herb produced to combat virus

By Ifunanya obidigbo

The Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State, has revealed its researchers have produced a medicinal herb capable of treating COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Ganiyu Olatunde, who disclosed this in Ago-Iwoye, said the herb, labelled OOU-Anjo  Anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup, is currently awaiting the approval of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

- Advertisement -

Olatunde also revealed several other products such as automated dispenser hands sanitiser, personal hands sanitiser and face masks were produced by the researchers.

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.”

He further stated that the herbal syrup completed all procedures necessary in its production.

“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.”

Also speaking, the acting Director, Research , Linkages and Advancement of the institution, Ashidi Joseph,  said the herb was produced based on 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.

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Latest Posts