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Apr 17, 2018
5:28PM

Indian scientists make Ayurvedic drug to cure dengue

Indian scientists have formulated an Ayurvedic drug to cure dengue. 

The drug is claimed to be the first in the world. PTI news agency says the medicine is likely to be available in the market by next year.

Pilot studies proving clinical safety and efficacy of the drug have already been conducted by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, CCRAS, and regional research centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research, in Belgaum, Karnataka.

According to Professor Vaidya KS Dhiman, Director General of CCRAS, the drug has been made with seven herbal ingredients which are in use in Ayurveda system of medicine for centuries.

During the pilot study, 90 patients were given this drug in highly concentrated liquid form. But in the ongoing clinical trial, it is given in tablet form.

At present, there is no specific drug or antibiotic to treat dengue and the treatment focuses on providing relief from the symptoms.

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