Turkmenistan started producing bread and mineral water with licorice extract, which was previously offered to treat COVID-19

Employees of the laboratory of the Center for Technology of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan have developed a formula for products with glycyrrhizic acid contained in licorice root, Turkmenistan: Golden Age reported on February 17.

In particular, licorice extract began to be added to bakery products baked in the Bereketli shopping center. Also, in the near future, a thick and dry extract will be added to the mineral water produced by the Berzengi enterprise, the newspaper writes.

New developments also concerned other plants. Thus, Turkmen scientists proved that “dry extract of camel thorn can be safely recommended as a remedy for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and vascular diseases.”

On December 20, 2020, scientists at the Essen University Hospital put forward the theory that the acid contained in the licorice root neutralizes COVID-19, and five days later, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered this issue to be studied and the corresponding pharmaceutical enterprises to be built. In January of this year, the construction of a plant for the processing of glycyrrhizic acid from licorice root at the Buyan agro-industrial complex in the Lebap velayat was to begin in Turkmenabat.

After the head of state's statement, a large number of articles appeared in the pro-government media about the benefits of licorice root and its coronavirus-destroying properties.

In September 2021, the Saglyk Pharmaceutical Enterprise of the Türkmendermansenagat Association launched the production of a drug from licorice root.

Before licorice, harmala was widely used in the country as a remedy against coronavirus, the healing properties of which are described in one of the President's books. By decree of the President, harmala was also used to fumigate premises to kill bacteria. As in the case of licorice, employees of the Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan presented a “development” in the form of a briquetted harmala . The country also launched the production of harmala liquid soap .

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan