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Tribune Information Service
Chandigarh, Might 23
Chemical substances in Kangra tea may very well be efficient in boosting immunity as they will block coronavirus exercise higher than anti-HIV medication, claimed scientists on the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Know-how (IHBT) in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
The declare comes even because the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) – within the revised protocol – is more likely to exchange hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) with anti-HIV medication to enhance immunity and probably scale back viral replication.
Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director, IHBT, mentioned the advantages of Kangra tea for society and business, medicinal properties of the tea for human well being and the applied sciences developed and transferred by the IHBT for combating COVID-19 throughout a webinar organised on the institute on the event of Worldwide Tea Day.
“Utilizing computer-based fashions, scientists screened 65 bio-active chemical compounds, known as polyphenols, which might bind to a particular viral protein extra effectively than commercially obtainable anti-HIV medication accredited for treating COVID-19 sufferers. These chemical compounds would possibly block the exercise of the viral protein that helps the virus to thrive inside human cells,” stated Dr Kumar.
He added that tea catechins manufacturing course of has been transferred to a personal prescribed drugs agency and able to serve teas and tea wines, which may very well be sport changer for Kangra tea.
Catechins are pure antioxidants that assist stop cell injury and supply different advantages.
Know-how for manufacturing of ‘tea vinegar’, which has anti-obesity properties, was additionally transferred on Saturday by the IHBT to an organization primarily based in Dharmsala.
As well as, natural inexperienced and black teas blended with AYUSH-recommended herbs had been additionally launched, which the IHBT scientists declare may be helpful for reinforcing immunity in opposition to COVID-19.
The IHBT, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (CSIR), has additionally produced and equipped the alcohol-based hand sanitiser containing tea extract and pure fragrant oils by its expertise companions.
The institute has additionally developed natural cleaning soap with tea extract and pure saponins however with out sodium compounds. This cleaning soap supplies anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, cleaning and moisturising advantages. The cleaning soap is being produced and marketed by two corporations primarily based in Himachal Pradesh.