Tehran (IP) – An Iranian scientist who won the 2nd Persian Medicine Festival prize has made a syrup by extracting from 8 different plants, which has had a healing effect on COVID patients.

Iran PressIran news: Fariborz Moattar, Professor of Pharmacology and Herbal Medicine at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, told reporters on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of the second national festival on Iranian traditional medicine held on November 9th: "For example, the drug should have an immune-boosting or anti-viral effect."

"Based on this, 8 herbal medicines were selected and a syrup was prepared from them after extraction," he added.

According to him, so far, more than 1,000 volunteers from COVID-19 patients have received the drug, which has received the code of ethics from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences; so far, no fatalities have been reported among these people, and in most cases, they have recovered within a week.

Explaining the ingredients of the anti-COVID drug, Moattar said: "The first plant in this syrup is Echinacea Angustifolia, which boosts the body's immunity system and is one of the best drugs in this field. Another plant is Zataria multiflora which has an anti-viral effect. The third plant is Dracocephalum, which has been highly regarded by the Iranian polymath Ibn Sina, the Islamic scholar, also known as Avicenna, which also has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects. It also has an anti-anxiety effect that is effective in improving the patient's mood." 

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He added: "Another plant is Chamaemelum nobile, which is one of the best anti-inflammatory drugs for the gastrointestinal tract and respiratory system. We also used Milk thistle, which relieves liver problems because most COVID patients have liver problems. In particular, we used garlic, which in addition to regulating fat, blood pressure and heart rate, dilutes the blood and prevents heart attacks and strokes."

Meanwhile, Bahram Einollahi, Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, said at the ceremony that 17 traditional medicine products had been licensed for the treatment, nine of which had entered the market.

The closing ceremony of the second national festival on Iranian traditional medicine was held on Tuesday, November 9th, in the presence of Bahram Einollahi, in which officials emphasized the revival of one of the most ancient forms of traditional medicine.

Top works in different festival sections were honored at the ceremony, concurrent with World Science Day for Peace and Development. 


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