COVID-ORGANIC, Madagascar’s Remedy for COVID-19: What it contains

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The Malagasy Institute of Applied Research (IMRA) and the National Pharmacology Research Centre after series of research produced an organic solution named COVID-ORGANIC

In the race against time to find a cure for COVID-19, a lot of drugs have been in the process of development by researchers with many already in the clinical trial stage.

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the use of remdesivir, a drug previously used to treat ebola patients, after studies showed it shortened recovery time by 31 per cent, or around four days on average, for hospitalised Covid-19 patients.

The Africa continent was not left out in pursuance of cure for the COVID-19 ravaging nations around the world. Madagascar started early as well to look inward into its rich bio-diversity for which the country is known for.

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The Malagasy Institute of Applied Research (IMRA) and the National Pharmacology Research Centre after series of research produced an organic solution named COVID-ORGANIC

The promising effect of chloroquine and China’ Artemisia on the virus created a robust background for development of the organic remedy.

COVID-ORGANIC is made from artemisia annua, a medicinal plant which has already been the subject of more than twenty studies in Madagascar where it was introduced in 1975 by Professor Albert Rakoto Ratsimamanga to fight against malaria.

The dual therapy protocol based on chloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin enabled the IMRA team, which has been working on this plant for a long time, to verify its good results in reducing and eliminating coronavirus symptoms.

On April 29, Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina recommended COVID-ORGANIC as a cure for COVID-19 infected patients.

”All trials and tests have been conducted and its effectiveness has been provided in reducing and elimination of symptoms from COVID-19 patients in Madagascar,” the president said as quoted by Africanews.

But the World Health Organization (WHO) in a statement has warned against any self-medication and said that it has not recommended any medicine as a cure for the COVID-19.

Notwithstanding, the WHO warning, African countries have started taking delivery of the herbal drug. Equatorial Guinea this week commissioned a flight to take delivery of tonnes of the cure while Republic of Congo has ordered for the organic remedy as well, information minister Thierry Moungalla confirmed on Twitter.

Madagascar has 128 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far, with no deaths, and 82 recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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