Researchers at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, have developed scientifically proven two herbal products ‘CIM-Paushak’ and ‘Herbal Cough Syrup’ which can boost the immunity of the persons as well as helps in reducing the dry cough symptom generally associated with the coronavirus infection.Key Points:
i.CIMAP, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has decided to transfer the technology of its herbal products to the entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
ii.These 2 products were found to be effective in boosting the immunity of a person. Twelve valuable herbs including Puranva, Ashwagandha, Mulethi, Harad, Baheda and Sataver compounds have been used in both these products.
iii.Herbal Cough Syrup is developed based on the latest guidelines of the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) ministry and it has been prepared on the basis of the ‘Tridosha’ principle of Ayurveda.
iv.Dr. Prabodh K. Trivedi, Director, CIMAP, mentioned that the Institute would provide its pilot facility for manufacturing the herbal products CIM-Paushak and Herbal Cough Syrup to entrepreneurs and start-ups after signing of the MoU (Memorandum of Understandings) and transfer of technology.
v.Dr. D. N. Mani, lead researcher of the study mentioned that the scientific studies have shown that ‘CIM-Puashak’ has performed better than other available immunity booster products in the market.
vi.The herbal products have also been found to be cheap, safe and effective in the animal trials conducted in the institute.
vii.According to health experts, coronavirus reduces the immune response of the infected person and it has been observed that this pandemic has mostly affected people with low immune systems.
viii.The experts feel that improvement of the immune system helps in reducing the effects of the infection and also fight the COVID-19 disease.
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