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Indigenous medicines introduced to prevent COVID -19

State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health Sisira Jayakody presenting newly-introduced Ayurvedic drugs to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health Sisira Jayakody presenting newly-introduced Ayurvedic drugs to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health Sisira Jayakody said the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine has developed several drugs targeting those infected with the COVID-19 virus and those who are at risk of contracting the virus.

The State Minister said that the Department of Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation have jointly introduced an immunity-enhancing drink and a powder for those infected with the COVID-19 virus. He said that all these medicines are manufactured using 100 percent local herbs and have been named as Sadanga Panaya and Suwadharani Immunizing Drink.

State Minister Jayakody further stated that these drugs presented to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in Parliament today, will be launched on October 12.

He also pointed out that Western medicine has not yet been able to find a cure for the COVID-19 virus, and therefore those developed countries have suffered a serious setback today. However, he said that the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine has the ability to produce drugs that can overcome this challenge.