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Gulu University claims its 'Covid-19 drug' can heal patients in 12-72 hours

Gulu University claims its Covid-19 drug can heal patients within 72 days

Gulu University claims its Covid-19 drug can heal patients within 72 days

Gulu University is seeking Shs 200m to scale production of its herbal drug it claims can heal coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients within 72 hours. 

Three weeks ago, a group of more than ten scientists from the faculty of Bio-technology and Pharmaceutical Studies (PharmBiotec) started production of four different concoctions which they said they have been administering to Covid-19 patients in the community since January 2021.

The herbal drugs named Covilyce 1 come in form of powder, nasal drops, (anal) suppositories and (syrup) Linctus were formulated from eight different herbs. Dr Alice Lamwaka, a senior lecturer at PharmBiotec, revealed that they formulated four drug products, basing on their knowledge of herbs used in treating infections especially during epidemics, and the fact that they already have a unit for traditional medicines at the university.

Last month, the university said it has more than 70 potential Covid-19 herbal drugs lined up for testing. The procedure was however interrupted by the current lockdown. Lamwaka said these particular herbs were not tested but were subjected to phytochemical analysis to find out what active ingredients are present in them and what diseases they can cure.

Lamwaka claimed that the drugs can cure symptoms of Covid-19 between 12-72 hours of getting treatment. Those with mild symptoms of Covid-19, Lwamaka said, are given the nasal drops in their mouth, ears, and nose and usually get well between 12-72 hours. 

Patients whose infections have gone to their chest use the linctus which goes down through the systemic circulation. Those with comorbidities; Covid-19, hypertension, asthma, ulcers, and diabetes, use the powder in combination with the linctus and nasal drops and cut off viral infection within 12 hours. Then patients who are unconscious, can’t swallow, on oxygen, or have difficulty breathing, used the suppository, which is administered via the rectum.

Lamwaka said the good feedback from the community that the products work, even in severely ill patients, motivated the team to prepare all the different formulations.

"All those who used our products recovered fully, so it motivated us to prepare the different formulations that we have because we noted that those who have very mild infections can just instil drops in their mouth and nose and the ears and they get better within 12-72 hours," said Lamwaka. 

She estimates that more than 100 people have used their drugs since January 2021. However, Lamwaka said they are still manually pounding the herbs using mortar and pestle because they don’t have a grinder, and manually packing the drugs because they don’t have a production line. She said financial support is needed to help them produce enough for both national and international users.

Currently, the university has assembled more than 200 traditional herbalists previously trained at the faculty, to administer the herbs to covid-19 patients in the community.

However, Michael Mutyaba, who heads the traditional medicines division at the National Drugs Authority (NDA) said he was not aware of the production of any Covid-19 drugs by Gulu University.

Last month, NDA approved the use of Covidex, another herbal formula made by Prof Patrick Ogwang of Mbarara University of Science and Technology as part of the Covid-19 cure. 


-3 #1 Wainanchi 2021-07-13 01:43
Haha gahgaga.Everybody wants upfront money.

But,hey ,they must prove scientifically in hospitals under scientific observations and accurate records that their" silver bullet..miracle cure" can do the magic.

Asking 200 millions upfront is a bit too much Come on guys get serious !!
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0 #2 Akao 2021-07-13 02:13
Suppositories to treat a virus that mainly affects the nasal cavities and the lungs! That is laughable!

Everyone is looking for museveni to call them and approve their herbal. A country run like a one man''s household is doomed.
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0 #3 Merle 2021-07-13 03:09
Thanks for finally talking about >Gulu University claims its 'Covid-19 drug' can heal patients in 12-72 hours
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0 #4 Jose 2021-07-13 06:21
Treat symptoms or completely disable the virus
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0 #5 WADADA rogers 2021-07-13 10:09
At this rate, even Jajja Jumba, mutula kungo, Mama Fina, Senga Masitula and kulanama will soon come up with a covid drug and demand funding from government to boost production8
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+1 #6 Mbeho Achuc 2021-07-13 10:58
Too good to be true..!!!

Go and vaccinate yourselves with internationally tested vaccines than waste people s time!!!
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0 #7 Webz 2021-07-13 11:44
''...manually pounding the herbs using mortar and pestle because they don’t have a grinder, and manually packing the drugs because they don’t have a production line...'' Excellent that our own professors have all of a sudden come out to be useful to us, particularly during this difficult time of need.

My question, however, is that where are the plantations from which they harvest all that abundance of leaves to manufacture enough medicine for everyone? Are our professors, then, factual?
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+2 #8 Matamabuto 2021-07-13 18:04
All fake.There is no cure for covid...
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+4 #9 Lysol 2021-07-14 01:38
The corrupt killer regime of Museveni is loosing the war on COVID-19, that is why many quacks are taking the advantage of the situation.

There is currently no cure for the virus, since there are always new variance of the virus. Uganda is in a desperate situation when even the president approves the use of such quack herbal medications.

The side effect of such herbal medication, always end up by destroying the liver.
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