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Indigenous medicines introduced to help prevent COVID-19

State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health Sisira Jayakody said that 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 minister said that the Department of Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation have jointly introduced an immunizing drink and a powder for those infected with the COVID-19 virus.

The minister said that all these medicines are manufactured using 100% local herbs and have been named as “Sadanga Panaya’’ and “Suwadharani Immunizing Drink’’.

The minister had presented these drugs to the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in Parliament today and they will be launched on 12th October.

The minister claimed 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.

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