An enterprise for the production of acid from licorice to be built in Turkmenistan, which allegedly neutralizes COVID-19
At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on December 17, Deputy Prime Minister for Science and Education, Healthcare and Sports Sapardurdy Toylyev reported on the construction of an enterprise for the production of glycyrrhizic acid from licorice root in the structure of the Buyan agricultural complex in the city of Turkmenabat, the state information agency TDH reported .
TDH writes that the Memorandum on the preparation of a project for an enterprise for the production of unrefined glycyrrhizic acid by processing licorice root between the Ministry of Health of Turkmenistan and Adipson Ind. Srl. was signed in November 2019 as part of the official visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Italy. However, then only a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministries of Health of the two countries on cooperation in the field of health care and medical sciences .
The tender announced in May for the construction of the plant was won by Mizemez Gadam.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that environmentally friendly Turkmen malt is distinguished by its valuable characteristics. Rich in vitamin C and essential oils, since ancient times it has been widely used to strengthen the immune system, for colds, kidney and kidney stones.
The Deputy Prime Minister was instructed to once again thoroughly discuss the issue of building the enterprise and submit his proposals for consideration.
On December 20 last year, scientists at the Essen University Hospital put forward the theory that glycyrrhizic acid contained in licorice root neutralizes COVID-19, and five days later the president ordered this issue to be studied and the corresponding pharmaceutical enterprises built. After that, a large number of articles appeared in the state media about the benefits of licorice and its coronavirus-destroying properties. In September, the pharmaceutical company "Saglyk" of the Association "Türkmendermansenagat" launched the production of a certain drug from licorice root.
This time, the President and Deputy Prime Ministers did not mention the ability of licorice to fight the coronavirus.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan