The leader of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, proposed an unusual remedy for the treatment of coronavirus infection - licorice root. This is reported by the Turkmen television.
The politician paid great attention to the properties of this plant, which grows in large quantities on the territory of Turkmenistan. Berdymukhamedov spoke about the importance of using licorice root during a government meeting via video link.
In the first volume "Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan" I described the properties of licorice root, its biological characteristics and chemical composition. Scientists note that the active substance, glycyrrhizic acid, which is part of licorice, counteracts the spread of a new type of coronavirus pandemic, which the whole world is fighting against, Berdymukhamedov said.
The head of state stressed that even a small amount of licorice destroys coronavirus infection. This herb can be used to fight colds, bronchial asthma and allergies.
Berdymukhamedov believes that licorice root could become a remedy that scientists around the world would use against coronavirus along with other drugs. He emphasized that foreign specialists can engage in joint work with Turkmen colleagues, since the country has accumulated extensive experience in using this tool and there is a sufficient supply of licorice for the production of medicines.
In this regard, I instruct the head of the Academy of Sciences Sapar Toylyev to study this problem in depth from a scientific point of view. And I instruct the Minister of Health and Medical Industry [Nurmukhammet] Amannepesov to modernize our pharmaceutical enterprises and build new ones,”the politician said.
In addition to licorice root, residents of Turkmenistan can protect themselves from coronavirus infection by fumigating harmala (yuzarlik) smoke. At least, Berdymukhamedov recommended using this tool, speaking at a government meeting in March. True, it is not clear why Turkmenistan needs to protect itself from coronavirus, because officially there is not a single sick person in the country. Despite this, the authorities introduced a mask regime, restrictions on the work of trade, catering and transport.
As NEWS.ru wrote, earlier Berdymukhamedov took part in the opening of a new complex for the incineration of narcotic drugs and was the first to throw illegal substances into the oven. And in September, the politician shot the barrels with a machine gun, and then published his new book - "The Spiritual World of the Turkmens".