Tuesday, January 26, 2021  | 11 Jamadilakhir, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Health

KU starts clinical trials of traditional Chinese medicine for coronavirus

The medicine proved effective in coronavirus trials in China

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 29, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
Posted: Sep 29, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
KU starts clinical trials of traditional Chinese medicine for coronavirus

Photo: Xinhua.net

The Dr Panjwani Center at the Karachi University has begun “revolutionary” clinical trials of traditional Chinese medicine Jinhua Qinggan Granules for the treatment of mild coronavirus patients.

“This is a revolutionary step in the country’s health care system,” says Professor Dr M Iqbal Choudhary, the director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences at KU.

The trials started at the Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Clinical Research, a part of the Dr Panjwani Center, in collaboration with Indus Hospital.

“This traditional medicine is the combination of natural herbs and widely used during the pandemic of COVID-19 in China,” explained Professor Dr Raza Shah, CBSCR chief and main author of the study.

The Jinhua Qinggan Granule was developed during the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009, says ChinaDaily.com. It contains 12 herbal components including jinyinhua (honeysuckle), Scutellaria baicalensis (Chinese skullcap), Niu Bang Zi (great Burdock fruit), fritillaria, sweet wormwood herb, mint, and licorice. These herbs are helpful in clearing the airways and lungs.

The medicine can also improve the rate of recovery of the cells that drive the immune response: lymphocytes and white blood cells. The news outlet adds that the granule has shown to reduce the number of patients developing severe illness.

On September 21, the World Health Organisation endorsed a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics.

At the Karachi University, the effectiveness and safety of the Jinhua Qinggan Granules will be evaluated on 300 mild COVID-19 patients, both male and female, for five to 10 days. The National Bioethics Committee and DRAP have approved the trial, said Dr Choudhary.

The traditional medicine’s efficacy and safety have been evaluated by pharmacologists, toxicologists, phase II and III clinical studies, and the drug approved for over-the-counter treatment of COVID-19 patients, said Dr Shah.

DRAP has also granted CBSCR a license to act as a contract research organisation for national and international trials, Prof. Choudhary said.

FaceBook WhatsApp

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp

coronavirus vaccine pakistan news today, coronavirus vaccine trials in pakistan, bcg vaccine pakistan coronavirus, astrazeneca covid vaccine approval, astrazeneca vaccine update, astrazeneca vaccine approval, astrazeneca covid vaccine efficacy, astrazeneca vaccine type, astrazeneca vaccine vs pfizer, astrazeneca vaccine usa, astrazeneca vaccine india, oxford university-astrazeneca covid-19 vaccine status, sinopharm vs pfizer, sinovac vaccine efficacy, sinovac vs pfizer vaccine

Lahore administration demolishes part of Khokhar Palace
Rawalpindi man hit by train while ‘filming TikTok’
COVID-19 vaccine updates in Pakistan and around the world
Pak Suzuki fails to deliver Cultus, Swift over supply issues
NADRA to issue succession certificates in two weeks
Watch: Rana Sanaullah makes a roaring entry to Lahore court
Karachi braces for another cold wave, Siberian winds in city
Traffic plan for JUI-F’s anti-Israel march in Karachi
New cold wave entering Karachi this week: Met dept
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp