Prof. Ganiyu Olatunde, the Vice-Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), officially announced that researchers at the University, have developed a COVID – 19 preventive, treatment and management herb tagged, OOU-Anjo Anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup. Also unveiled at the briefing, were three other revolutionary products, viz Personal Hands Sanitizer, Automated Hands Sanitizer dispenser, and advanced face masks.
While speaking on the achievements of the OOU research team, 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.”
In concocting the herbal remedy, Dr. Ashidi Joseph, who is the acting Director Research, Linkages and Advancement, OOU revealed that results of post -mortem research conducted on those who died of COVID-19 infection was the basis upon which the remedy was formulated. It is yet to be tested on COVID19 patients.